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OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST. 



'in. secret liave I said nothing."— Jegus Christ. 



FORTNIGHTLY AT 81 A YEAR 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 18G8. 



NUMBER 2. 



THE "CYNOSURE." 



and jol bcuutif.i! iU„.;gl. 









PLAIN TALK FROM THE ABLE. 



i by Masonil 



Tiiooilorc Ponieroy's SiifrsesHoos. 

We have received several communications 
rom tliis gentleman, ormncli interest. Tlioy 
S'cre, however, evidently not designed forpub- 



salient points of all in one : 
i ACCOUNT OF HIMSELF. 



SOUND THEOLOGY. 
New Boston, Wayno Co., Mich., 1 



mthly, is nil) and cir 






,-nld i 



eight 



•• : 



eyes in despiir to the overhang 


%!%£££ 


^ ,i lt m £«id"o™rf'.'d°°l 


and^makes 1 


\,-,~ j.f-ri-.-ttinl guide." 




Long before the beginning of 
century, when the polarity of t 


tically appli 


fa) natation, thus in a meosu 




"**■ O "nsure in her bright d 


ty. l'lncuici 



miles from Canandaigua Jail, where Mr. M' 
gau was kidnapped. I was at the time twenty- 
six years old.nnd have been on guard ever since. 
So you. sec I have grown gray in the service. 
Since the Morgan excitement, ail my spare 
funds have been freely used to keep up oppo- 
sition to that dreadful power which defied the 
laws of the State of New York, and in my im- 
partial opinion has been the controlling power 
in getting "p the late rebellion, acting through 
its generalissimos and grand inspectors at 
Charleston, who as sovereign princes and ab- 

destroy every secret lodge and order in the land, 
whether they be Masonic, Odd Fellows, Sons 
of Liberty, Columbia Star, Golden Circles, 
Ping Uglics, Ku-KIux, or whatnot. My neigh- 

I am not one, nor the son of one. But tell me 
mcu a powerful secret banditti intend to 
do, and I can tell yon what will be done. In 
defeating the armies of the Rebellion, wc have 
only driven the Masonic princes into theii 
idnight dens to plot new mischief— the resull 




■n Mibsidi/ 



venerublc C. G. 
not to send any 
to this? thai wc 
9, and that press 
or held sub-tor- 



s displeo 



political and religious question which under- 
Idea everything in society. 1 1 U 
a which thus muzzles thr press by 

the fear of its deadly 

umi^h in pretend to 

■iend of truth and freedom » The Lord 

s speedy riddance <>f till sueli friends 

uardians of truth and liberty. 

[IS SUGGESTION FOR SUSTAINING 

TIIK NATIONAL C 
OPPOS 
SOCIETIES. 

Let the Nati 
ani/ed,* ivitli 
lie will donate 



and the smaller ait under ■lin.i.liin 
advisement of the larger organizations, £ 
be represented in the National Society, and 
send up their delegates and pour their intluei 
and their means into the hands of an efficient 
executive committee, who thus endowed and 
replenished, can bring the combined power to 
bear with effect against these jiriiu-iimlili' ■■= 

HIS SUGGESTIONS AS TO THE PAPER. 

Let every anti-Mason send in his subscription 
for it, remembering that pay in advance 
rule, and drops make up the ocean. 

Let the publisher say that every ont 
"Ctsup a club of five or ten, and sends the pay 
with the names, shall have the paper f 
•y^ar gratis. 
FIIS OPINION OF THE AMERICAN 



:odily appearing 
■alking upright a 



led on 






-iii.nl,! I 



ited that they were down ar.il 
vc ; that Masonry, good in the 
start, had not kept up with the progress oftho 
age, but had fallen buck, become enfeebled 
and corrupted, and they should abandon and 
disband it. Well, it seemed foolish to waste 
shot upon a dead duck, and base even to fight 
a fallen foe crying, enough, and so we desisted, 
and fell back into our old political organiza- 
tions. It was soon whispered about that the 
Masons had taken this course asa ruse, having 
deliberately resolved in conclave to play pos- 
sum about twenty years, until the excitement 
should blow over, and Morgan's books could be 
gathered up and destroyed, and the nine-days 
wonder be forgotten. Few of us credited this 
disclosure at the time, but we now know that 
it was true, and the subsequent history of Ma- 
sonry agrees with it exactly. Masons drew 



mders. God help hit 



] \'l tit IMF, MASONS HAVE SAID To 
" HIM SIM F TIIK KFJ5ELION 
BROKE OUT. 
A'ery man should know that such deviltry 
Id not bo worked off on a large scale wilh- 
thi- machinery of secret societies. 
Very recently," wc use his precise words, 
ic of the most reliable men I ever knew, 
just before his death 






all truth that you can no 

ri n-ly, overheard one ma 

dentiully with another t 

Lodge (in Cftimudaieu*) 

to devise ways and l 

AN IMPORTANT MISTAKE. 






estlc- 



• worked up to it, 

HIS IDEAS ABOUT MORGAN. 

Morgan was a deliberate martyr to truth and 

liberty. He expected to lose his life. Ho had 

fuller knowledge of the designs of the mivg- 

Masonry than any but thuse magnates 

make of Masonry apolitical 

engine by which to rule or revolutionize our 

-a fuel which was first demonstrated 

lii-aliou and afterwards by secc.-sion— 

end is not yet Morgan said, "this 

and if I die for the- exposure my life cannot 'be 
much for putili. ''li- 
the tomfooleries of the three first degreas that 
10 Masons killed him, as it was for Iho fcarj ol 
uthor disclosures that they knew he could 
nd would make unless ho was put where he 
ould speak a 



s ought to erect a Montjukkt 
cry one should contribute to 
noratc past actions, but influence 



>f Morgan 
>!njiilil tn' published 
opprobrium under which Masons seek to bury 
hiin may be wiped off, and he may bo known 
to be as he was, the Christian gentleman and 
patriot, the heroic martyr to true religion ond 
liberty. The publishers of Bernard's Light 



,1,1, „i.,. 



1 I till you 












n whose loyiiUy 



r .'nuiitry ' 



U be, paramount to all manufactured obliga- 
■ns, however solemnly or sauctiuioniou.dy 
posed. 



<■ divided n^ii 



id fornsgood a purpose 
as it pretends, its secrecy and its despotism 
must soon corrupt it, so that good men would 
see it was no place for them, and bad men that 
it was so exactly adapted to their purposes that 
human ingenuity 






t will prove fatal, and if their silent rettn 
lon't kill it their consciences will compel them 
o utter the truth that will kill it. 

Tans. S£S,T^ATZ^, 



i great mistake in leaving 
f Morgan's cruel wrongs. In this i 
■nic war, no namo kills like Morgan 'i 



I. Ill- ,! 



IvM.i 



SATAN AMONG THE SAODUCES. 



-u.hU'iily =■«.■! 
J only by ' 



issobject, and yet ask us to boliove 



,upi;rstiiion i'svlf, and equally adverso to I 
philosophy, are really doing muoh more to p 



ly obliged lo that august body for definite c 
(A.) Was the electricity by which Christ co 
(B.) Was not the young woman of the gosj 
„.r Mary Currick, In "violent parosysms 



intellectual creatures 



'TRUTHS FOR THE PEOPLE-" 



and usurps her place in the inner sanctuary of 
her husband's thoughts;— after (hie, to accept 



jraycr. Would to God all the Lord's 



, post-free, by sending to 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 8, 1868. 



P« (pridian ftmiosurc. 



AlecU'jg f Executive Committee. 



Chai 



Wo hiivo been pleased to witness I 
ber which here greets them. Wcnoir 
for the Cynosure /or<mj)'ir(r/ till it com 



tekly, ] 



only t 



rolunl 



bys 



andc 



rodct 



proo 


orihog 


eat practical s.acacity with which. 


low Christ," the "m 






The Democrats of that great 


swallow church and 


State 


could D 


t all hear and bo influenced by 


buy or sell save thos 



that ape 



self could u 



inted ; and party drill would have deft 
the school law, but for iis wetlge-wise const 
tion. Catholics, German*! ami Quakers : 
all invoked against it, A multitude of dist 
refused to accept the law at first, but came 
the measure before the thrco years were 
rather than lose their share of the money ! The 
Superintendent of Schools of the Slate, in hit 
annual report to the Legislature, shaded th( 
■accepting districts, and left the accepting, 
■ports for the three years of 
probation are a curiosity to see,— the black 
spots fading and the light ones gaining on 
dark ones, until the fear that their neight 
ing districts Mould get the money, induced 
cry district to accept, where there was mind 



hand. Therefore, they <ire shunum.- l 



blank ; 



' own (Gettysburg dis 



The Amci 

li'uiliof this 

Wii-hillL' 



Id addition to otb 


or nolioo 


t of tho pros., 0! 


rdial thanks nrc o 


uo for • 


fair and manly u 


Co of us by tho /n 


1,,,M„ 


nl.oto-Filerim 



OPR SEW SAME. 



Our i 



ased 1 



:el of 



business meeting, and adopted at once, without 
stopping to recollect that the American Tract 
Society, Boston, bad given the same name to 
their monthly. To avoid confusion and seem- 
ing unfairness, we change it to 

THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE; 

And as every new name for a familiar thing 
sounds harsh and hateful at first, we ask our 
readers to wait till they have received a few 
numbers, and we venture to assure them Hist 
they will like the new name better even than 
"The Banner" for the following reasons: 

1st, It3 appropriateness as the name of a 
newspaper; for evidence of which take We 
ster's definition, from the pictorial edition: 
■ "Cvnosiire," The Constellation Ursamino 
to which, us containing the polar star, the cy. 
-■' '--velera ire often direct..! 



Thaddcus Stevens— Popular Education 

an press has already noticed the 
erican at his bouse 
C, in the night of August 
j before 12 o'clock. Flag; 
in Philadelphia and Ne« 
Vork. His corpse was borne up the steps o: 
the capitol, as his living body had been foi 
months, where it lay in slate guarded by color 
Od troops. Two colored ministers spent ar 
hour in prayer with him, a little before Iris 
death, and Masonic ceremonies were performer] 
over his body by a couple of Romish "Sisters,' 
nfter consciousness bad left it. The press, puz- 
zled with the contradictions met in the life and 
death of thi-; great man, has, thus far, 



>vcr his bier. Two classes of our people only 








blacks These mounted, and in spirit joined 




he l.in-j pro,. ■ :. >:i which followed hull to the 


ship over the 


"I have made but little history," be said to 


N,iH..ou 11 


he writer of this article, a few months since ; 




ind it is true that he 1ms left few materials for 


papers only, 


a volume ; though one of most stupendous in- 


crcst could be written, if what Lc has done in 




and for this nation could be clcarlv and accu- 


of christians 


rately stated. He went from Vermont to Get- 


vsburg. Pa., while vounc and was a citizen 




of that Stale until almost eighty vears of t*c 




His first political life was in the anti-Masonic 


hah a tract 


mutjr, nmi his energy and tact gave his party 


SC " 6 |"w« 



inything to which 



"Ivl u 



there bo n< 

Which, if si ulilv l;-pt in v 
u cynosure to direct you in 
igalinu."— Southet. 

By reading the above I 
readers will see that the Hit 



'. POLAR STAR. 



ected Ritner 
ennsylvania one of tho very few States which 
ut the brand of its political reprobation upon 
ic Lodge. His party was corrupted and be- 
uyed, and so elefeated by Masons who entered 
, professing to have left the Lodge, but who 
ere only "possiiming," in the politianl phrase 
f the day, in order to creep into and destroy 

It wns during the brief ascendant of his auti- 
lasonic patty in the State, that Mr. Stevens 
established the common school system in Penn- 
i. the want of which was jinkim.' j.:srii 
great ^tale slowh baik to br.rbari-m 
en hart often aitcm; n .1 j...|n:l ir cd.;. a 
re, but had as often Tailed The Ger 
►posed ii because they must vutc the 
necessary tuxes, and ibe Quakers, because 
t wish their children to be educated 
vorld outside their sect ; and the 
leaders, using German avarice and 



In Stevens 
young lawyer whom Stevei 

bis lead, called a meeting of hi 
and, relying on several hundred 
Catholic voters, and the German hatred of the 
temperance cause'-which Stevens, who drank 
nothing but water and milk, boldly advocated, 
undertook to throw him out of the Legislature, 
and take his place. Stevens replied to the let- 
ter of this lueeling, telling them that he would 
hear and respect their instructions or the prin- 
ciples of the party ; but when he wanted their 
advice as to education or religion, be would 
ask it ! Upon this "insult to his constituents," 
as it was eallrd, bis opponent stumped the dis- 
trict agniust him. Stevens went down and 
attended bis opponent's meetings, accepted 
both the educational and temperance issues, 
convinced the honest Germans that the plan 
was to make their children ignorant and drunk, 
so as to get their liberties away! and went 
back to Harrisburg with greater majorities 



[To bee. 



In Religion Half a Loaf is not Bread. 



Ilk-lilM-IVl ^, 



klDgO 



Till' ILIIIOIH; 



the point he con easiest carry against 
world ! thus producing the sporadic, mo 
and many-hucd morality or godliness seer 
the Uomish church, where each particular s; 
and religious house has some special virtue, 
practice of which gives saiutship, and ale 
for the absence of all others ! Thus it was t 



s Rom 



eft! 



No si 



o such a religion : for 



are lew, especially in middle and advance 
It is generally some one or two lusts that 
old men from tho kingdom of God. Li 
opium, lewdness, avarice, ambition — g 



Luther 


ook up his cro 


s hut ,' 


,„„,.,., ., /, 


a Lulhc 


an ! The founders of 
nee and other societies 1 
e, indifference and av 


id (lie world', 


maTf'a, 1 


l these several 


;;;;;*;;; 


the founder* 


as luuel 


worldliness as 


>oc nen 


buy and sel 


Christ, 


manned by a 


h chri 


i:m', thevfil 
sellers whom 

world, which 
ti which will 



lie bund., go .vhi, Ii MiihU hiti 
■ow whether the pass-word i 
Mahabone or ^hihholeil, 
was given by placing ih 



ng, t.ui ^iillithouM.im. The lodge,, 
am out and blast his reputation wi 
full. inal ions, and yet, though he has 
on he lodge, the lodge ha- its hold, 
TheSlatc may undertake his release, 
opinio,, , railSMn(ls ils pnwor TlR , 

Tiiy t niwvl.i. al.-hii,,,,.. hui (1 |l 



dn.ull hi-i i 

sinful c 



Masonic Covenants 

-viiam-, olMu-onryarc tho 
i i'V ri r"h.""l , i i '.!V , "^ J '^ v t "'"" u 



Uusi them that i 
h worldly policy 

Qhriat'a Kii.gdot 

When once wo 

c will chcerlnllv 
io monotor. Wi. 



Germans :— and the Unitci 




pressed by General Jackson 








of Pennsylvania" 




Stevens drew and pres 


nted a Bill "T 


lti-pi-.il the State tax, and 








were a charter of the said b 




school system for the State 


He took the im 


mense bonus which he ex 


ctcd of the hank 


laid ofrthe trifling reuinai 


of the State debt 








strict in the Slate 




The share which 




sod was to accu 




then he dividci 




5 districts! Thus 




em by repealing 


heir hated tax; bribed the 




'ivn children bv a hind n 


ithin their reach 



tion, he mi , 

by any member of the'l.-slire 

a-ked or v'ivu. After its ^option 

■o all the light ol the 'degree 



1 proem], or be rejected 



ii thec 



: ■ l j ■ I ■ - i 



,ble. I-; v < 



■A|n lied ; tli,,' 



a mason may he suspended oi 
^cfnav withdraw iron, th.- l,,d_-r, jl.urnrv 
lieeome ;. subject of ih'.'^nt'iV ■''"vcnirie'iir"' 
persecute, or acommunfeant of bigoted church: 

242, Free Masons' Monitor. 

NOTES ON THE ABOVE. 
I. The covenants hero spoken of, aro none 
other than the oaths which are administered to 
i for the various degrees. " Vol- 



untarily taken." But the 



hen he is required to 
begin and repeat after the master; in the case 
red apprentice having been previ- 
ously divested of his clothing, blind-foldcd and 
cable-lowed, aud he of course proceeds to do 
cfiuircd of him its voluntarily as a man 
th steps upon the ph 



Evei 

covenmt a sinful one, a covenant with death 
and anagreement with hell, and urge with ihi 
terrorsbf Sinai the duty of confessing and 
i"r*ikin: i'. and of naming the 
its insi.li.ys power, asthc enemy ofChrist and 
of souls, all this has no effect. Ma 
bound itsi victim with cords that . 
sundered. It thus exalts itsclfabovc 
above the <;hureh, above conscience, and above 
that Lord ^io has 

gerent in tlit soul of man. What audacity is 
this which Ibis assumes, to shut tho door of 
repentance aa,insl unerring mortal, and make 
an unguarded :tep in wrong remediless. 
BywhatkinoorsupcrMitionorhullnci 
is it that men eome to the idea that ni 
covenants or oa\bs arc 
than any other covet 

istered by the Southern Confederacy, or"i 
the Knights of tin Golden Circle, or KuKlu 
as irrevocable as Hfosc or the Masonic Lodgi 
Are such oaths indoid irrevocable ? Were tl 
forty who bound thetaselves not to eat ordrii 
till they had slain Paul, bound 



•trpw 



■ accejiti 



odcat 









their j>rivili-g>.' nmi duty to 

ful oath and jo to dinner? This doctrii 

"irrevocability" may bind the weak ant 

pcrstitious in a painful and most injur 

bondage. It is much inBisted on just no 

stop the mouths of the forty-five (housnn. 

ceding masons of 1820— HO, " all that are left of 

them" and of as many 

day who would be glad 

mony could they but break this fetter 

h- all 111 V 



by such appeals to the unpriiicijilcd ati-1 
ica] ainonL' tleir nuiiiber, but we are on 
more solemnly impressed that the h. 
claim- ofduty to G.mI and our fellow m 
mand imperatively that we lay aside all re 
and expose the whole thing to the light o 
and bring on it, if possible, the contempt and 
abhorrence it deserves. Who is this that impo- 

vocablebyany earthly or heavenly power: 
that with awful majesty assume; to protioui 
the apocylyptic doom, ■■ He that is filthy, ] L .| 
him be filthy still I" These covenants 
hell irrevocable indeed? The blasphCL., 
this assumption transcends the human ;"it is 



TWO IMPORTANT MEETINGS. 
The following paragraph is going the rounds 
f the newspaper press. We clip from the 



e gaUoi 



i when requested by the sheriff to 
Hi he was to take, he would very 



J oaih, orthc 
/ whether ai 
honest man would voluntarily take such oath- 
unless they were spuing upon him unaware; 
and without opportunity for reflection. 

tlus ''Holy Scriptures." T< 

in the, keeping of the lodgi 
cry member by blindly swearinj 

of crimes, and render them nil the 
aid for escaping the penal or other consequen- 
ces thereof, in your power; and yet such are 



mi.rar.n- represent 
1 parts of the world, 
■' SHi of September 



put thy coiisc 



nd "equitable." To agree tobaveyourthro: 
ut lor exposing Ur- most, stupendous schen 
f false religion, whereby men aro not onl 
kindled out of their money by millions, bi 



3 listened, spellbound with the multitude, 
bo crammed tho Hall or Representatives ; 

satellites .if. ;ud him and gasped out: "1 
believe he la right, after all!" Every by- 
eraaw lhat he was couvinecd, literally "in 
of himself." The bill passed, and snatch- 
ed present and coming millions from popular 



Pittsburg address, ai 
they declined to do, 
vention, (oranyotli 



h.-ir own position. They 
le paragraph or line! and 

d-j-pird in a private letter 



Bui if Free Masonry isn religious "monster" 
which they wish destroyed, It surely is opposed 
to Christ and hia cause. And if Nicodcmus 

Christ by night and acknowledged secretly 
what he durcd not publicly confess for fear of 
the Jews, then these brethren a-e " shunuing 



niipp-ii!- 
H..yal Arch 



« getting out. F 

illy reading the 
■e and of the mas 
f the "Chrislia 



oath of the entered 

Hian Banner," or orthe 
ther column of (his paper, 

f the Christian, and ofthe 
at man. For the covenants 
io a -u-eirriig away of bis 
•fer of Supreme Lordship 
: God of the Bible to thr 



genera! progi 



4. How can Free Mas 



■man Seel to plan 
ninatcly against t 

cry with despcro 
leiico, plots, ass 



Itnt the South did i 



Horace Greeley on Temperai 



never been d 


unk, and 




rink, Ml 


s family, beca 


■kr 


only are apar 






luds QuSl 


dropped oil o 


. by o„, N 






oubly fearfu 


Tor II,. 


position, rli.i 


,-ou ma, 







valley of the Missis 
lies are to-days 
ling and potenl 
Gov. Oglesby n 



rality of the people. 






■ are only so much mere buneome, and 
fore only prove the institution to he a 
s-faced and hypocritical concern. It is 
line between l.U darkness and Ids light," 

- soon a. he ha- taken the eoeeuaut Le i. 



; subject itself to the 



i 



HOW IS IT 7 


THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: 

g.Te then carihly parent, is, that the Cuuistiax p. S — We have ooly five secret societies in 


CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 8, 1868. 


7 


- sj.,i,„. .o.n. u ,-"^77,11,, ... ,~».,.., • 


Basse,, may truly be a messenger of light, and 


our little place. 


masonic progeoy lll,,iu,„„„,l Knight remplar, 


laws, cspecally ll 10 ;e *.... cnuraiulai.- il.em 


"""""'■ " '"• ■ ' 








Golden Crele. Indian Hunter Dnnitcs. Whisky 










Ellington. N. V. 


Bings, E Urtlie,. Ku Klu, Elans, ever; order 




~2^£^f£& 




l^no send you some of my osperience, alio some 


Inclosed please find $11, for which you may 








thoughts in reference to ibis great anl gro-viog 


scud to my address tho •• Banner" and five 


















■■li..-u,»» te hub. w.,. ,.,,.... 


morMo lbe U poi«« ' mC "?■ «!a. C^nT* 


tion. There arc many friends of the cause in 


should any in church or state, in civil or soeia 


ihe violators of the h s bis of 'the church 


^oivTlMr Miaof S " b '° ri ' ,,!r ' wb ° ba ^ 


Err- '■.•■."'■'- 




counl me io as one of its bcarly supporters to 
the utmost of my ability. Our strength is io 
the mighty God of Jacob, and wo cannot but 


or business life, presume to object lo their ab 
solute control. 




wripUooi arc n.rited lo do so to the undcrdign. 


(®- Bon. B. M, Pearson, lately unanimously 


nill bo promptly supplied with tho Minutes of 
Hie PHUburg or Aurora Conrentions. 








Carolina, in „ late speech said : 


!','■'" u!"!;!.."',!.. 1 .:: ' n!r , ;:in'c , ; rr '! , ''!i:V , .:',l 


I A, ll-.iir, Cor. Seo. Xal. A •so. 




C-Twutneobtco.c, 


Newark, Aug. 12tb, 18C8. 


try! .." lea"' w."ar, drili.g''',u,,, uno'ttr".','." 


oolleagaes,nUl'flhow W themscle«^i»°poMa U 


miui-s.ic.1 iimi n-licu ci.nvruient moneys for tho 


, 


IwaaTp« C |bT B ^^ , M"r pft n out- 1 <*« R— ' ,o- 


E, ;£°,{f '°'{zzk "/eSr ", ™" 


display tho samo teal and the same ardor lo 
protect the rights of the church, and to defend 


OrxosuRH f»r Minvtu or donations bo sent in 










letters; but for $100 or less this troublo need 










not bo taken. Such loiters may bo addressed 












lo r.ira A, Cok, UK USMq St., Chicago, or lo 


.-:::;;: ,> 


of tbcm, I rejoice that you Imvo raised tho 


,..',,',.' 'runser l", ,. '!.". God otas lITen' 


to vote for Grant and Colfa,." 


»" ■'. : ■■.'XXrzzl 


Ro\ 1 A. fT.iri, Whofiton, III. 




















The Pope's munition. 


















OfWOUOU M . . I . ■,-.. ' l ' lne ' , 


mnn of seventy. two years, of good health and 


Banner.' 1 I have • ■ , hot p 


" J '' ' l '"" thai the authorities of the 


,on ' 


ilio hook «li.cl. I promised iM.der tho ahoTrftillo 


"■'"' ' ' " ' 


apirils, and I hope and cspeot by the biasing 


'^y^7:'..z,!^i^'''' '"'''' 


ocboTs" and ' abomYnable.' omfnaCTa" "y'conl'ra! 


O.tib of Royal Areh Masons, 


that it will he dolaycl for a lime. Somo of tho 




c p :ui;:'Za'LX:i':f„:;m.::;™™, i ; 


tfxtrntts from i'lililisltcrs £ tttcrs. 


(ry. The religion of Christ cnu never barnion. 


[We can't do i, either, iJ'wJT^, 


thoriiy of the •• clil,"" ' -b "^ " 9 ^^ '^ ""' 


The following is tbT^u. obligation ore.,. 


Adeline, Ills.. Aug. Clh, 1868. 


ite with Free Masonry. 








I simply wonl to say thai I received the first 


Tours truly, S. Hopkiss. 





liberty of the pre-, and liberty of fairh "^ 


Barnard, Allyu, and llichardson. and confirm- 


stolen ! reminding mo of the turning off the gas, 


copy of Hie Banner, and em perfectly delighted 


Ontario 7t \u 10th 1608 


Inclosed you will find ,■.''"■'.. ' 


n.«m.iio"'r l X 8 b!Vf he e2wi.h"g r ,c".'lr, 


by adhering Mason, when adjur, 1 t ■' •!.. ril 




Surety Ibal paper will lire. If it can stand it o 


1 have received two copies of the Ciiuistias 


tho '■ Christian Banner." I heartily endorse 


and colleges, into which members of all denom- 


magistrates of Rhode Ietand and Peonsylvaaie 




few weeks until wo oan all do something by way 


Ba.nseb, opposed to secret socteties ; am much 


the movement, and g,ve it my eord.ol support. 


inations arc allowed to be admitted on the so.oe 


When the candidate, lake this obligalioo they 


sen! money can hare it returned: or, if they 


of geltiug subscribers, it will surely get one 












good money basis. Too Lord bless you. 












Yours for trori, p. JIunLess. 














the prosperlly of religion, the wellfare of so- 










With a good deal of effort we hare succeeded 


ciety, ihe rights of man, and' (he interests of 


not only to orresl the progress of the gigantic 












evil of secret societies (especially 1'rce Nlnsoos) 




ZV^Zl^MuSuift^M^- 




han Bannss, aud wculd gladly giro limo and 


be easily maintained, and bare been. The ar- 


hut by the blessings of God lo e.,rM,„,ril 






labor lo double that number, but think wo could 


























ond must legitimately flow from them. 


in your arduous but glorious work. 1 hid you 










I shall endeavor lo get you subscribers. I 




right lo declare such lows as Ihcsc. wherever 


pauion Boy.l Arch Mason, or within the body 




space, and. Iilio lightning, it will bo very dim- 


wish I wns ablo to send you funds, but I am 


Vours truly, J. H. Pi.icotK 


Ibey may be enacted, to be null cud v»d. 


onJn"t'u h* ""•'•"""' Chapter of such. 


Austin !,.■ h ■ $3 


•cribcr. for ibellANNr.n I hove found that many 






TBANSI.ATION OF TIIR ALLOCUTION. 1 10 






fliinoso Embassy. 


IWoo'e iwcMrrn— We should never hire hot so to be after „l,ct t'nV.luVe.amioMou, 


1^ 




which must close my ministerial if not my 




St'S^wS^i 1 ^^; ' \>^P^''p"'°™^ ■ ■ 


toi 6 




earthly career soon. I desire much that my 






earnest effort lo investigate and enlighten others 


younger brethren in the ministry may take right 


















C.-T.l-l'w prlisc SolllT.; '„", 


Christ in its several branches is free from these 


Ibe fow comkThcd to keep knowledge from tho 
masses, odd by this means loomnopoliso power 




He, .1 M Bishop, 

It--. 1 K i:.iinl. II 
li.v l':i.k.i ItiirU-s*. ■". 


«ln\°r|lbwhr,he U 'li,To,"am, I ," 1 °' I ' lr< ' U 




and wSHlb. Thoso who were able to clutch 




n.k Qcoi r, 


It. D. Dossiso. 








With sincere regard, L. C. Cook. 




iXL^tTal^in^emlt'ZavBf'S 








Spuria, Ills., August 10th; 180?. 


























others to subscribe. Wo uodrrstnnd it ison the 
i unpopitlor side, but perhaps there will be a 


z^r^°£i°:z;^ bt "" ! °""° y 


i^z":z'iz^if-' 






I ■ I 


"**£*&„. 


OF "yo„rs tre ly, Davio S. Fauis! 


!'.eir .u'per^, Tnd a'Te'an.'l f c.nturu", i. 




wm".,b?°,"i,'! '.',',■ '..,..,, .,', ;,„.:.: 


■ r. ■ i. Wlilttlcr, 11 


West Sonoro, Treble Co., Ohio. 


Enclosed you huvo a draft of $11 for subseri- 


uJ^TB^'^'gS 


.■'■;'■ ■'. ■'• 


'"Furttamore,! I promise and swear that I 


WiTliuu. \v'.l'!.'n." "' 10 
Rov 1. PrlnrtlCi 2 


CnmsriAN Bannlu ; am much pleased with its 










Oliver Dowoy, 3 




of the dear^rother in battling against those 
evils of darkness I received tho first number 


ESSin^tiE^ 


°i<^^^''^%§^¥" 


ly received the degeee, of Entered Appronlioe, 
Fellow Craft, Ma.lar ) o, Pnsl Hosier, 

kiVwIed'e'ind'b ^"'"' " ' h ° '"' °' "^ 


Notlinn Warren, 5 

.1 riiiii|,.- nie.]...).. . M 

If-. I.-.. - '<■! .,:-.;.-. .' .".II 

H. . 1 II \ ,r,.|- ,.„-, 














\ "SiS 


The masses are not awakened relative to (he 
to properly agitato this truoation, and thus bring 


hoarded knowledge, they soon come lo despise 
their neighbors because they did not know 
tbcm. Their boarded knowledge, like hoarded 
wealth, instead of inerc.smg was continually 


ear to tho just complainl, of our venerable 

b.elhren(tbc holy prelates of Austria, Id 

souuTei"',lT" ! " b | °'*""",' "''" ""'' '"''T 1 " 


Chapter unless there bo p4ent°r,iue regu'llr 


Itcv A Finch, 7 

I'll..., in- M,r.' l 'liil!," : ' 5 


\ tian Banned. May ii long lite to bless the 


it before Ihe people. Many fear agitation ; At 










\ world. Enclosed pleose f.nd $2. We Ihiuk we 
°V V can Ren *' m0Te oames eooa - M R HoABtl 


lo^vl^t'pt.uTBitb.?di n hi'dno f taali , ,!'g^ow: 


bad none, and become immensely puffed up 




ESrln'^HSiiS^..: 


RCV C G Fi v. 5 






Chinese, for cample, vaunted themselves os 


















f \*<0 ^^^Uiceiiin the American BapliHXUl the first 


water.. ' J. Pnttt. Bisuor. 


i.tcemeT^'b'rtorinn.'ben.^lu^brr'lVlLn 


Scl'y tbc '3Ll'l'y"of '.r,' p!.olS P wh,'di* the' 


ro'ang°e',To'n. io",™aw oloSd." ''" 1 A " b > ''" > ° 


Re. A Loggo'o, \Q 


<&»*•■■■ U1 ' ;?su - <1 ' " nd lbal olUotereatF'l 


I.oMoitle lit. vuguslltth 1868. 


The barbarians have, however, compelled their 


greol e's?j,ist'ice, ,l esactsand a prescr^ 


win"^"""!!^' cin7iX^o,, n i,V Mircencral 


Rcv.il It Button, .i 










""uJ'rk'\t"'! Ct "<"" ° f ,''" l '"'""' S '"'" 


il M Hurling. 2 


*. J^z^rrzSi 


'** C andT.irc"*"m,. b su'ecc's" 'I'shl'll"'"' 




sEiHSfSEHsHii 


Royal Arch Chapter of the Stale uodee which 




3^cxisr*aTEs 










Chapter of which "l may hereafter become a 


























^^xmosi^a. 


* / SSSiSSrSS 


I scnd'7ou°™r?wlI t b''cnclo's B ed%3 J 'for 8 t'krce 


5.HS2 '■ 






CHRI8TIAN MOTION, 


i / ™f", k '.: S ^.v,oclit!w 


**™!m"w™'^Xw<^'%** 




['admits onTc^n'confi^rmaThnt 


,Cn F S ur'ibermore D uoYpromise and swear that I 


'-" : '■' ■ «ET SOCIETIES, 


f 111 


':■::■:' ^ES&B 


deluded. 


|| \ \ ' : '§§^i 


right or ivrong; ' .'. 


dent J. Bloncbord, sermon of Rev. <J. 0°" 

Mitmtcs of the 

Vili'r'i.-il Cliristinn t'unvpnlioii, 


S^SHB'^3?™** 


"' Cd ™^""w.P M.N,,, 


The Camel's Sose. 






" v'.'..!r, luVprco'oYsavio'r."' 


Winsled, Minn, August Sib, 1- - 




' ■ ■ 


me in charge as such, and I know'iog" them.to 


"II :dt»S M rolSooiolio., 














l 


X^ibeVcvit klTr'sTc/' 1 .'..' o°.«d "" ' 


'„."i' ''.. ; ",,.,,!"■'.";; .""I 


'. iSiMsIfs§ 


SSafS 


EEU) AX PITTSBURG, 

May nflt, 6th find 7tA, /303, 

•oi.tniniog Addresses of Rov. Drs. Foirchild, 
..i til,, , '.a, i ',.,.)..,. „f 1 I,, I,-!, lp Ida. Marsh. 


■ !htl™tlmu' i r,7"^",,e",,7i?l'h7„orh r 'uu°' 


^ssssss^ 


Ec^aSS^tis 


!ilb,ml;*!; , "Aire',pir™,| l ",f k ,he"compet™»t'an. 


l'""' slulTsm" ''" ^"'""' '''"" •'"' ° f '''"'" 


. .N-tirl'TION OF TnE 


novo added lo i,.', c.'j'ur.!.'' 'Sja'—Mtm 


I hope and pray that you will succeed in your 




• strongly to reprove and condemn those ahom- 1 


inowiugly or willfully violate or iransgrcss an'y 


Vfitional Christian Association, 
























Opposed to Secret Societies, etc, 
























... Stogie Copies, or Five 


""' "' M ' ;kM °" r 


S'lolr '.I 8 ,t, r e hSd!7.".XtiSw 


Si^lH^StEH 


SS°H;I;' : :''' : 




Copies for $1 . sent hy mail on rccopt 


NOTICES. 


Orders, with prioa accompanying, may he 


1 rcce.ied by la... ..'.""i , e "S," , ,„, .',*,*„. 


light. I shall bo able I think to secure you a 


.u.n.L 




To ConnESFOHDeNrs.— Numerous interesting 


mi to tlorrespoodiog Secretary of the Nation- 


tian B.Nsto. printed ui Chicago, „>..t ie 




In ibis fable ihe o,.n is Christianity, the hot- 


iiSiE.£:HH; 








Inclosed arc $11. J. DICKSON. 


llu °ibe'w."L 8 of 'li7"b " h T '"""'"j "".' 


Bros. Kruroer and Honeywell especially shall 


BEV, I. A. IIAIST, 


| . To vensathsOcspel troth; 


Grant City. Missouri, Aug. 1 lib. 1808. 


cornel policy and formal,'" .,„!" °l " p *«rlak."i 


'.'.',.',. h»" : ':,",m ,„^^T,,, l wo,ch P ,X''io'°eodc''s,' 


he"l he.r°f,om lb.""'"' "" '°' C ° d ""' """' 


Wheuton. Uu Page Co. III. 


"" r'h\»,"!r" 


Cua.snsN B.nneb. Unless I knew Icould get 


"o'rptrwb'r'iulicyl'.uirrte'or'coVpTchrd 


ISSJ^z^ISzi^'^' 


Communications relating to tho funds ond 


Jr lo ihe Treasurer, 


' Vldmeaeh'.ho 


another Of the same number I woUl not take 


el's "osoTs°ih°^U'r'e'l' ! ord'e'r''or''fbc Sous' "h"s 


s.,3i^lu^3icE 


o the publisher, Eirn A. Cook, 88 LaSotk St., 


EZRA A. COOK, 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 8, 1868. 



LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE. 



MASONIC PATRIOTISM. 



ment? Multitudes, who plead or admitted * 
excuse for joining the Lodge that "a tolditr u 

ed what fraud, perjury, over-renching, falsehood 
and murdortUcy w ere jiiBlifying. Thev 



FROM THE EMPIRE STATE. 



, it is right and proper I should thut 



the martyr Morgan, on 



:h— thank God the, 



"THE CRAFTSMAN." 

good Baptist Mason" sends us 






would .certainly 
> K riipli nest ad- 
dii^lliei-iiMinu- 



stoutly that Masonry had anything to do with 
the worse than failure to hurl the rcbelliun. of 
McClellan, McDowell, Buell, and others high in 



has thus prolonged our days for a particular 
poao : and I suroly behove Christ is in the 
cment. Yea, I know Le is; and ho is on 
side, and why ! Because ho litis nlwnya been 

rpaternal inolosure, and must be necessarily 
mg as Masonry is as it is; and it undoubt- 
edly will remain substantially as it now docs in 
these respects, until its final overthrow. And 
r>\v (he question is, the ways and means to bo 
snd to accomplish the end. 

I would simply make a few suggestions : we 

need, to begin with, a printing office and a nevrs- 

ir, devoted expressly to the purpose of 

issing the subject by all men of whatever 

political stripe I think if wo Irust our cause 

in the hands of those denominational papers 



tile, and not shoot him if he came in rat 
An orderly of Gen. Shields told mc that o 
casion, as Shields saw McDowell approach;tig. 



ickson, and never was whipped cieept throtigh 
id treachery of McDowell at Port ltcpublic, 
liields was charged with being crazy, and re 
eved of his command. His insanity consists 
i baling rebels and wauling to hurt them. 
What soldier has not heard Masons who had 

io hands of the rebels, while their comrades 

Libhy Prison and An- 



*!*.;■< J t. 



The following Incident, which came uikJi r my 
personal observation, shows how Masonry pi 
verts justice: In the winter of >G4 a detncumi 
of my regiment (the SHth Illinois Infantry) i 
captured three federal deserters who were try- 
ing to reach the rebel lines between Cborl 
ond SaTonnab. They had previouely des 
to the enemy, but were met by a party of rebel 

and brought hack to be tried Tor theirdese 
Tbcy were all Iritd, found guilty, ami serif e lived 



ran institution only ICO years old, by inden 
ylng it with old pagan mysteries, involve 

.e infamy of being possessed with a lyin 
lirit, which delights in deceiving the ignora, 

idly, the infamy of being no way averse t 



ree masonry jel I wo centuries old, although 
modeled after the abominations of the 
iri, the magicians and sorcerers, the Egyp- 






A SINGULAR STORY. 



'he men asked her if she was cold in the night. 


.ehe, incomp.lenl to beslow chant,,,, by fbei 
tn.titution. A minister in Clc.clanu, «„nll, 
defending the institution „f M .-.n. deel ... 


EZRA A. COOK, 




that tbo ytorj/ of Masonry consists in its crcl-,,,.. 


88 LaSalle St., Chicago, 


z^^^:s^^s;'^is& 


l^Bi-^f:^£z%i:^z 


BOOK SELLER, 


Wnfl',°U SmppmJa'for 1 Sj'tnYpo™' o" ;u 


^wsXvasLr"™* 1 *'* Ted'* P *'h Stable ' Publisher, 




, !.?[...-■■" rl„'-,'-l! : ?. i'V*. ,n !,,'J.. ir°.|.Vc*rclHly' ! Job Pi illtCl. 


atoo\oMM 8 th"oIiiW andado Icdit" cHops 


JV- l-r.o--.l-."- <■■■■■■ -l ■■ ■■ •■ 


Lithographer, 


w, (»,». )™ "„r p ""° ' * ""' _ 


\E"°uF r B¥F*y^ l ^** }y^ 


MANUFACTURING STATIONER, 


Even saTftgc bcasta hare parental instinct.. 


murd*T. ' " "" ^^^ '° ' " W " W a " 


Paper, Envelopes, 


nd tenderly fondle their young, nnd not Ihetr 
»n, only, bnt tUc.e of other brute, or of h„. 


ii^^ 


BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY, 


nan kind wben they adopt them a. their own. 






lut this l. not charity. The fondling, purring 


[| 0llat ? U p L ° nbeir benevolence ; and iho chari- 


Specinl^ftion~poid to 


o' bThnn'l'ed'd "'""'I' hi " X "'' '"""'' ""'' " 


mVlliOMofttBoZr^ 


J01I PRINTIKG, 


>«lk. of bomnn" "o"'iy™ E™".» the TorU 


-'■ ■'■ '■'■! .luinl-.rV.f. .ml ,1,. tiH.refor tlic 


LITHOORAPUINO, 


ill love its own : ainncra will do good to -m- 


r <■ and iertitalO than even Die church has 




er.. But thi. i. not eharily ; nor will all intb 
atnrnl kindnesa, parental or other kindncs, of 


Btf let u, look at this. U there any truth 


MANUFACTURE OP BLANK BOOKS, 




i^r^*^^ 


BANK WORK A SPECIALTY. 

Blank Books, Bank Pass Books 
Blank Drafts, Etc., 




the principle of a mutual insurance society, 


Western Tract nnd Book Society 


ess, and bestow ail the kindness of which its 


Tor the purpose of securing to themselves and 


DHPOSrPORY. 


easily n.lnrc i, capable, tint shall wo be less 


erty, what , v oul,l in J.,( 'ib.r.r M,",,.,."'',' ' nvo''-" i- 
lies. We challenge them to show any such 


CATALOGUE OF BOOKS. 










'.'."'■ ■■;; ' ■ ,','■•' ,v; ':"';,■ 




FREEMASONRY. 


,: ; ,;;";,• :,", ■. ;■■ - ,. x 


Tl„ I,<„™1,,„, „ mod l,„Ud ./ i, &«. 


bi--i'h-'l.'ii''--r"v -'r!'' ■'.'"' ■ 'I'.bi'r'-'-i 1 '' tl.- Mi- 


Kitnh' Hoa'a .. ,'-'"-•' '':''::::::;::.;;;;;' ^ 


™7,"" ZV,™Mt',,?""'l''" °' "" '""'" 


ijiy ;-. r ', ■ ;; 33 ■ 


l^,S.:li=^! 


^S.brHCS,^iJB 


ii:: 1 ,;:,;;'.. ' ,. I :.■.' , ■'■\: > r. 


1^^^^- ; '" :;; =- ., 


.;. (.urtooLu-in.liviJu,,!. 

ssarily impartial.' But Masonic oaths not only 


The ChnrcV Of Christ has done more for the 


']> ' t 1 !^' t ; 1^" '"]' '. " 'j'l^'h't '" 


Z°V. b w U Vnd' r Gosp U erot b Oo"anoT.rf%t q 'nir S e 


Freemasonry lias ever done or ever will do. 


M,V,"fi, J, ;v'ii' , :v!'i" : .' i"",„' ,.,',. J 








'Thc!'rc n f,ire e n I I io k tlo' col a. we have o 


ito treasure like a li.... nli-M... mankm 1 




a','','T,!!hl i ;!,'„l,""| '"Mo'.Vno'.'.'.'iV.'lM.lk",. 


generally, to save their *ouK .md to do theu, 


EtS8 S?S ■ 


"Th'c' ,C l."w°'.*nd y tbo oSpS"°lr^irf'i™>!' , dii 


that«ut of which their poor are helped, when 




t Mi , ','i|'^ r l Vnnl' L ii| J ^!^uV'rbrisV 1 UkmeSS '° G ° d 


What mdividutils do for individuals, on raro 






oc-a-ious, is but a U-itlc, Indeed, it is rjel-l-i,, 






that they are called upon as individuals. Tin- 




San or mor'uhaJaclSrTa'y £*""" *" 


doubt w-helher (hero is a lo<f|e in the United 


:;:v,;vv'v;,:; ', - ■ . ' jSH £ 














fsf^S'.Mti :" ;7 ,.";"'. 'L '™. &"« 


^ii&^St!eaSS»^S^£&S 


'.":'■'. ■',.■'. a ' .'. 5 : 



ity, probably not les3 than two- 






:?S 






Surely Masons 

l,,l Ci'iri 









these men the nmoe was spoiled wrong, >■>/ a n> 






JOSKPH B. NESSBt 



Iho onds of the pn]>ei am] Imllinp li't.'. 

o hoi the shape of a stove-pipe bat minus llif 

filled with ice-ivuier, making it deep enough u 

c^ld after the ico niotta. 



n'!', \"U, "i)„""m,.s , ..i' 1 I.j tll-M 
VU pp..rllhi.utiinher u f| ■. I'ml 



orWdillBrsni^n.calli ' M 



__lly? Must 

,.- iiinu !.■■ t jrtit .vis ti n" 1 ' 1 ' 



,,„ lit- .,,!,. y 

;"a riownty manV. 



nry has 

is only pur- 






OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST. 



In secret have I said nothing."— Jesus Christ. 



FORTNIGHTLY AT 81 A TEAR. 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1868. 



NUMBER 3. 



ffijic gtaisti.m wgiunta. 



Tliatirtcus Stpvens— slavery. 



! by my side for my protection. 

I called on TiiADDiri Stevbss, (hen, with son 

Nngle's Hotel, The utmost I had hoped froi 
was. that he would give mo letters to rod 
ions in his (Adams) county, through whom 

ly astonished at his course then, end my aslo. 
it hos increased over aince, up to the la 
of his earthly career. 



one principle- which 1 

and sunk, Mr. Stevens has oft 

judge was a Free-Mason, givi: 

for the demand, " l'our hone 
oaths and obligations which j. 

whore, one party it a lodgc-m 



irty was demoralized 



gainst freedom of speech and of the press th 
ras branded in Ritner'e message as '■ bowii 

I gel leave to apeak against slavery in tl 

hambers and others called a meeting but 
:tter signed by a Congressman (MoCluro) at 

did attempt to speak, in the lecture-room 

f Buchanan, by the name of liordin, who thro 

eslroy the house where I spoke. A mob o 
ome two thousand persons assembled in th 
own-square at Chombereburg, and tbreatene 






mptec 






j from 



vilhb 



an,l uupop.il 



oal friends, but all haters of abolitionists; a 
when I left him he told me on whom to tnll 

cd mo ninety dollars, which, as it was unasl, 



jclj one hundred pulpit, 






e advocacy of his principles 



ministry of the gospel, I said : 
the reprobate he is reputed io 



ad gospel of Christ. I hope ncit 

Hut i„ ii i-b,,l loo cbvi-ju- that l),. 

id the power of the Lodge will oppc 

power, I ,-^h, y..u,o<;. l .n n tenr t . 

of a mefej aim of injlumu m favor of , 






ards il 






equated letter of Mr. Slcy< 



Issues of the Political Campaign. 

In a partisan sense the Criro situs is not, and 



ciple. "Iligbteousncs 



ry. All the talk abc 



deserve not so u 
presence of tba' 






TXTbt 


hypoer 
kward n 


ovenTnMo'th 


h n idT 


luality, or ano 
















>le-bodied me 








ady to fight a 


Io vote. 


Organized an 


swor 


at whether in 


Uc Maso 


tuc Lodge, the 


oastlo 



'"■'")■ "■Ivnn 






lis equality of Slates me B ns simply impunity 
And cannot the moral madman see thai 



sbyv. 



srly so i 



-■iMe thai nx-ii will p.l;..i!y 



Equality of Slates I Tes, by alt n 



tally puni-d.-d 
' Constitution 



- I.l„, n ,. 
,1,1. j.„l 


"il ..!!'".'"' 


B lIp«S"S"» 


noblirsDs n 


Er:rcS; 



rcrj, only worse. Thia is the kind .r.qual- 
Ikej or, olraorrog for. Thsir libsrlj Bin. 
r.rj ; ih.it eqtulil; mens iiuquililj. Liko 






Urol oi.clions b; such ncan . 
mil, itandoi.td bj ever, i, 



To TO 


T,Tl,T, 


sinotrily 


™;; b *" 


e, without restrict 




r« a .T';.o, 




,Tlm'S' t 


creby renouncing 






lard brotherhoods. E U| 
These infamous threat! 



Oath of i lie Knights of Kadosu. 

light of Kadosh, or the White and lllack Eagle 

iich, compared with the oath of the Euteret 

Apprentice, Master Mason and Royal Arch 



...v.. 






d Elected Knights of! 



hould become perfectly s 






;ht not they, themselves, by their owi 
be esteemed unworthy of conlidenc 






I plea 



Democratic Argument. 



V ' ""»^"f'"l i'l'plj. We hope t Il:l« 

wln-u any lirm.-enit desires to em- 

i.i|.|-.y hi,,,. T.i rn.pluy (hone wl.g 
will he (ti E i»e mil utid totufol-l t« die 



"II- ""■ 



procure either l\.r l hem. ,„ii*i,t. m Martin K.-t- 
ley, D. Danbury and Thomas C. Smith. To the 

toi.u-iiltee, ivhieh is a permanent one, colored 
iii.-ii l.ollmj; ,-ar.l., and needing work or relief, 
will apply i.n<l be regixtercd. To the snmo 

want to employ oolored men will apply. 

Alusrt Pike, I'rcs. Central Dein, Club. 
We clip the nbovc from the Chicago Earning 

developement of the evil disposition of Iho 






lecause nobody 



Temperance Measures. 



>e akin to (he reason why cblldr< 



ily of human nature ! True benevolence, tr 
bediencc (o God— what a weariness it is ! E 
assiou. pleasure, ambition, popularity, sup. 















THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: SEPTEMBER 22, 1668. 



I,bi (Tbristmn iSjjmosurc. 






n God and th. 



ie l,u C k a v t nont. Onon 



excludes every tenet that vreuld offend or pre- 

igion, " the worshiper of Deity under anj 
" VatB Masonry demand of tho Jew 01 
igon faith In the Divine authenticity of th< 
Christian Scriptures ! and yet carefully exclude! 
■veryihing offensive to thoml This artnesa u 
.1 loggerheads with himself ; and tho pretenst 
hat Masonry makes tho Biblo "the rulo o: 
Bith," is clearly deceptive. Then he seems U 
testify that Masonry adopla "tho Ten Com. 
Boats as tho gist of its religion." But lh< 
r tho Ten Commandments lies in this, thai 












deemed) and tho Ctkoscbh will soo 
the country that the hand of the li< 



Extracts from Free Mason's monitor. 



" No lodge or Masonic assembly 
larly opened or closed without prn 
So broad is the religion of 



eluded from the 






Sew Te-tament nnd in all the Scripturos.to uch- 
iiig tho manifestations of God in the flesh, by 

lation of God by bis Holy Spirit in the souls of 
the renewal of tho Holy Spirit* what < 









r of high authority 






n, piiu-iiciNgiis idle rues, and momor 
s traditions, and in some sort teaching 111 
; of the Tell Commandments. In all th 

n the knowledge of God and heavenly 

> participation ; and it makes no accoun 
of the first and great commandment, Omgrtatu 
half of that law it professes to recede. 

But this is not all; n mtrt negation of all th 
glory of the God of Sinai, of Christ and re'domp 

considering, actually brands tbos 
of our holy religion as itctaria; 



■: religion |".'in(.i oui iheai- 



is; and (hero an 

Therefore we charge th 

not merely ignore 



lishes a point-blank denial. But hero w 

it laid down by high Masonic authority that it 



ilasnnk rrlir/ion, and so expressly prononnt 
Not the christian religion, for then the Jew co 



asonry to all rellgiourtyvdliposod people 



ho directed accordingly." Accordingly, i. 

,g must be laughter done to which any 
all would object. The rcli E i....« t-aehi 



a of i 



aolos 



ceive that tho different porta ore wholly and 
irreconcilably inconsistent with each other. 

Masonry, wholly deceptive. After convey 
tbo impression that Masonry demands mitt 












efully 



nobody can stand 



o Christ is come in tho 11 



objcot to it T Tho 



What Is Brewing, 

Pillow or Fort Pillow notoriety, 1 

's militia <lo what I belief* they * 
I outrage or even one outrage uj 
, tbey and Mr. Urownlow's gore 



n outrage, justifying the pre-doteimined ex- 
amination, and made the signal lo commence 

In connection with such horrid threats, For- 
!3t is reported to have said that the Ku-Klux 
Ion numbers forty thousand in Tennessee, and 
vo hundred and fifty thousand in the southern 
ales; that the house of every loyal man is 



■ iUli.i. n..t 



i could possibly 



credibly wicked, yet we have had such e 
bid men, (lint we ought to know lhat there 



tiou had suffered enough 



u,) they will surely make t 



inly such slight re- 



s fighting, justifiably, 



them by. Legions of di 
■ owu net; until God s 



rrid Ku-Klux-Klan necessitates a counter so. 
« organisation ; and then wo have a reign ot 



'ellowauip into popularity, and Odd-Fcl 



tho south mon begin to adopt the prophet's 
arning as their only safely: ■■Trust ye not iu 



only the natural outgrowth or maturity of the 
ineiple of secret associations : for, unless that 
'inciplc had' heen sanct.oned as a safe and 






iky to serenity and safety. 



Christian Amusements. 



n open for discussion. Dr. Edw. 
.or made an admirable speech, advocating 






s by abput 10,000. 

.dicotes pretty clearly lhat th 



ngogucs who, eight ; 



Good Templars, 






mgdom by si.cti Kl.,niyir 



Earthquake Id South America, 

Panama, Sept. 4. 
The most terrible earthquake that 
ever occurred on the coast of South 
America took place on the 13th ultimo. 
At first but little was known of- the 
dreadful catastrophe that had visited 
with deadly effect nearly every city on 
the coast. The events of the 13th and 
I4th ultimo, at Callao, of which you 
have been already informed, were but 
premonitory revelaliona of the great 
disnstcr that had occurred, The sea it 
was known had been greatly agitated, 
had risen to a great height and inun- 
dated a great part of tho city, but be- 
yond driving many persons from their 
which the fury 
' ;d to 



ster had occurred. 



Man; mc 






When the tfuth 
was found that 
coast of South 
ited by the most 






ar less affected, 
nd its effects were experienced at 
lany points northward from Arioa to 
allao, a distance of about 050 miles, 
mi southward to Cobija, a distance 
f about 'JS0 miles. 

Arica is the central point from which 
ic effects of this disaster must bo 
need. It is a seaport town of Peru, 
ith a population of about :10,000. 

A oentlcman who was at the place 
cur red gives a 



the 
* that when, by t 



He 



Tho hour \ 

most of the inhabitants had just closed 
their daily labors and were at their 
homes. The instant the startling in- 
dications of an earthcpiakc were felt 
there was a general rush for uncovered 
spaces, which were reached by many 
uninjured; but not by all. The streets 
became a scene of terror. All the 
bouses in the cily trembled like a per- 
son affected with the ague. Then they 
surged, and some of them fell to pieces 
with crash after crash. At this junc- 
ture, when the undulations were active, 
the earth opened in long and almost 



>thr 



] width. The 
as though fl 



building 1 ConTcntlou of German Free -Masons, 

objCOlO/ .1 I !..-:.:,■■:..(_, ,'„-„ I ,11 



jreciolo. Appealing to tho love of amusement, 
ilready loo much indulged, is only feeding the 



ply. The main difficulty ; 



fho Advance edit. 



irson, N. J., roughkeepsic, .V 

, tlwnsl. -. 



by -nl,,,], 

■urinfi culled Hie 



The Uited Brethren. 



dent of our Notional Chri 
rormed at Pittsburg Isst May 
It would seem that our n 



tCV, and we unequivocally expreV 
nt fraternity in secret sticiet.cs is 

are frequently nnd generally bud, 






thing was rolling underneath. From 
every fissure there belched forth dry 
earth like dust, which was followed by 
a Btifling gas, Owing to the demoli- 
tion of buildings amftho general des- 
truction of all kinds of piopority, and 
the dust belched forth as well as that 
'set in motion by the general tumult, a 
dense cloud was formed over tho city, 
and obscured the light. Beneath tho 
cloud was tho gas, which severely 
oppressed every living creature, and 
would have suffocated all these if it 
had lingered longer stationary than it 
did, which was only about ninety sec- 
onds. The undulations were three in 
number. Each succeeding one ot 
greater magnitude than the former. — 
When the undulations ceased, the cloud 
ascended and dispersed, and flight was 
restored. Then quake; 



xplo. 



ceded as th. 
collis 



gh subterranei 
akii 



At this time people from all 
of the city fled to hills, amid 
falling stones and timbers, which 
descended from swaying walls and 
broadly-rent buildings, just on the eve 
of tumbling into perfect ruin. Some 
ick down dead by the tailing 
., and others were maimed, 
while all were made to stagger from 
side to side like people in a Btate of 
Many of both sexes car- 
ried children in their arms, and those 
who had not these carried articles ot 
value. The avarice of some was strong- 
er than fear, even amid this terrible 
confusion, and, hence, there were those 
who dallied to collect valuables, many 
of whom suffered for their temerity, 
either by the sacrifice of their lives or 
otherwise. As the rush for the hills 
ontinucd, and stones and materials of 
all kinds were falling, and bouses and 
parts of these were crashing, numerous 
people were Htruck down and cither 
killed or dangerously hurt. The water 
in the harbor was now receding from 
the shore, bearing with it all the ship- 
ping at rapid speed. Then the current 
changed, and before an almost over- 
hanging tremendous wave the vessels 
came back, tossed one way nnd then 
another, or whirled about as though 
they were only floating logs, and on 
the very summit of this immense vol- 
ume of water rode the United States 
steamer Wateree, The huge wave 
dashed against the stone mole, or pier, 
then 8.»ept from its path what was 
standing of the Custom House, and 
almost every vestige of the ruins of 
other buildings. It rolled over Jbe 
already destroyed houses of the city, 
and set a myriad of articles afloat, 
which eddied in every direction, while 
at the same time the vessels and float- 
ing materials were forced ahead of the 
wave's at this time curling and foam- 
ing summit Everything which it en- 
countered in its course was swept airsy 
in an instant. Even great niasses oi 
ston" were rolled over and over. When 
the force of the wave was spent it re- 
tired, and in a short time the equilib- 
rium of water was restored, and then it 
occupied about the same lino and pre- 
sented nearly the appearence as it did 
before the earthquake. The vessels 



sticks. All this dreadful picti 
ri'i'ugiTS on the hills were now 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: SEPTEMBER 22, 18S8. 



ffixtrarts from i'tililista's Setters. 



A Good Templar's Funeral, 



and com 


oiled 


by secret oath 


bound 






as they arc of pruf 






nfidehj 


"r!lh 


profligate cha 






I'rni'C 


tta*0 


Hfl , ntl .' lin .l i, 




"r'.r.". i'- 


bo tho tr 
•hrietiu 


neCh 
ily. 


rally for the 


TL 


i ,ir 




Kftln 


iiii7on, Mich., August 


, 18G8. 


Some 


ne fa 


ored mo by sen 


dmgui 


tlio firs 




of Ih 


Chmstiak B 




„il.li-b- 


under tU 


the 


uspicea of Pros 


donls 


li.i.ehan 


aud Fin 


cy, by Ezra A. Cook 


Cbicn 


o. I ro 




»ti T i 












no of mighty 






lameninblo do 








tloio $5 




o copies of the 


paper, 








men, Olhcra 1 














It is Iho 


right tk 


D g»l 


ho right time, u 


ndcrlnk 


on by llic 


right me 




ay il be as Iho 
















[Th. 


uthor 


mTtloTc™ 


1"" 


igbl mii- 


gao of I 


hoNa 


lonal Christian 


Aesoc 


,.»..*,. .p. 


posed lo 


































is esMbliahme 






more id 


quale 


and pormane 


t arra 


sememe, 



ppenrcd at the houae whero the do 
' Marshall " sought an early oppoi 
rodueo the lodge Chaplain, Hot. M 






» by Rer. L. N., who 



t the cliiir-'h. tc.ii hud li.-iler | 



Iiy 1 



objection to this?" lifting his silver-trimmed 
aoarlet regalia by a gay rosette. 

" Well, then," conlinucd C, " I "ill tell you 

the church, and go with you into the pulpit, and 



., with badge.. of dignity, (?) a] 
! Why can't our chaplain go i 



.1 one—En.] 

Plattsmouth, Neb., August 3 
leived the first number of theCi 
due, and am delighted with it, < 

jond you $10 by postofUco order, 
ey are doing good work. R. Li 






Of darkness: our country den.anua .1 at out 
hands. May <iod speed the right, is the prayci 
of your brother in Christ, Geo. Johnston. 

Delia, Fulton Co., 0., Aug. Hth, 1808. 

Find inclosed . and send your Anti- 

Masonic paper. Heaycn bless il and you, anil 

because il is right, and God is never wrong, but 
always right, and mighty to support tbe right. 



:.j.L..-d a- .nth by many. 



.ppear in Ihe pulpil. why do tl 






ao pulpil, and not as (be chaplain or a lodge oi 
few nights' growth, should the clergyman ofli- 






Deolli, Iho corpae, the coffin and the 
with the presence of their pompous r 



Debate on Masonry. 

Suitor : — Will you publish the folio 
■r, and oblige many of your readers, 
.elp the cause we are all conleudingf o 



■ 111' POSITION" ACA1V 



thyiT] Marshall, who leaped from a carriage 

fall to the roar of our procejBion ? at lhat is oi 
"Ob, certainly! it waa only my ignoran 

Another consultation of officers around tl 
ler not go inlo your pulpit unless I wear n 



i':i. [j ml, iii.l it„r piiraUc 



young pi i .pie, —whose act 
lurriedly and nervously, 



iUle (ingera, a, did some, enough t 
..plain offered up two pages (16mc 



iceedingly laudato 
i»L the chaplain < 



.out being displaced by 






" Thills 


1Z1 


,r: 


F; 


lit, truly 


nF ,ruf«] 


,,.,r, S 


slUjr. 


Th 


t th. o.lh 












nd by eac 


tnibl,.' 


Tbtf 


1'° 


'iT'" » 



d by IJro. Cnaterlin 






on, to tho following 












.he church, and render 



' them, Il " approves" of them. It 



lead Ij'Il-i.' in tbi - village, 

i regenerated member 
>ir primitive purity," 



nd then stand forth as its public advocate, is 

go. It demonstrates most conclusively tin 
enkness and depravity of the homan nature, 

n investigation of the Buhject. And if the 
hurches shall decide llial Masonry is of God, 

een thoroughly and prayerfully investigated 
nd acted upon by lb, churches pretty gen- 
rally throughout the northern states. The 

rll, and ought nol to be oounteoanced in eithet 



aWsmau's" tran Exposed. 






rru.l.ii... and Justice; of 



unfounded ? Why, do you not tt 
ins claim all the secrets in the uni 
read this paragraph sgaiu, and be 

•mpcrance, Fortitude, PrudcDCe an 



■■OlGiamniar, Rhetoric, Logic 






ether. "A Craflsmnn" says, " Masonry is a 
elp to Christianity, as a learning help." Ma- 
lory a htlp to Christianity ! No, verity ; it 1> 
ic seoret foo of Christianity. Il seta up riva] 
laims before tho people, and seeks to turn men 
.vay from the truth. This will fully appear 
i we proceed.— Banner of Christ. 

What (lie) say of us. 



NOTICES. 

»$- Acknowledgements or rec.ipl., which 

oidably omitted, also many kind words nf 
beer lo which we would gladly give place if 

er is fairly in the Held, and money is abundar.' 
-ithollclas.es, we shall hope .ml espeet onr 
riends to roll up our *ub-<criplion-list mightily, 



lNoiich,— Subscriber* for the 



IMIIILSTTTTIES 






e wool on it ! Tboy b 



Minutes of the 

National Christian Con,cnliou, 



HELD AT PITTSBURG, 
May 6th, Glh and 7lh, t8G8, 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 

National Christian Association, 

i-opusier'Sl .'seiil by mail on receipt 



REV. I. A- HART, 



iGod, by holding in tl 



12 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 22, 1868. 



they could not, as Adam, w 



through space, c.-rj" < ( ii? "' 



nn'l lenrn their holy, hk-li religion, right 
their "Sanctum Sanctorum,- and then, 
all glowing with woman's nature, like Mary at 



i Imon-I with iliv pi-rus-ul 



"must be free-born," of '"upright person," 
"not deformed or dismembered, but of entire 

ing to the ancient grandour of the order." 
The 1".iii -hive miiiim t>e admitted. Tl 



Back with lightning speed the angel goes to 
ho mansion by Christ prepared, and at its pearly 



rthly father (lint you loved so well, 1 found 
to acknowledge Christ before the world. He i 



;, I will be a father t 



ana become " froe and accepted Ma. 



others, In tbo tower of Babel. Its orig'u 
then, probably, was cither Nimrod or Solomon. 
Marriage is of divino origin, and was solem 
niied in Eden. Its tows ore "to love, to honoi 
lo cherish," by man, and by woman, "to lore 
lo honor ond obey." Love. Tbo foundation 
itone of this cdifieo, planned by God bimscll 
the "grand Architect," is mutual confidence 
Can one lore and not trust? Can one hono 



I a favorite book or daily paper. He ki 
>s siok and lonely to-night. For more 11 

a score of years he never left me tl 
i8. Why should he now ! 0, " 'tis busir 
he lodge." Masonry! what is it! "W 

it be! Ho Bays it is naught for worn 
joys 'tis good — 'twill make men better; make 



rolencc, in refusing the poor adm 



The propriety and consistency of eitiz 



iestly and kingly robes 



be loves it more— more— than— my happiness 
)r he would not took angry when I sadly gai 
mdsigh al the round full moon. Mooniigli 
lights I used lo hail with joy, as harbingers c 
lappy hours. Now I am a Mason's wife • anc 

■aches, I sit out my lonely vigils here nlon. 

lougbts afar and lip's repeating— well, thei 



,nd made to pass through the dei 



was decoyed. So 
I was told by 






-Me . 1'T^vninn, who! 

that institution, (hat which was exceeding 1 )' 
valuable to define uertain passages of scripture, 
ich could not be satisfactorily explained 
tout masonic light: many passages in the 
sties of Paul, and in the revolution of John 
divine, to some of which we have had allu- 



he ceremonies 


f the lodge and chapter 






would fail mo to 




o a respected 


riend and relative, to 




e for the lodge, This h 


















stated, the publ 


c press hod not been n 






ied what was technically called, a bright 
,. He told mo Morgan's illustration 
itornity no uneasiness whatever. H 






r i.ii|.o»!hg upon the public. 
f what was said by this gen 



from being ensnared as I have beci 
reel myself paid a thousand times. 

will not multiply examples in this part 

bloody part of their Masonic oaths. Wo have 
idcuco that Morgan was murdered agreeably 
Masonic law. It is said by Masons that the 

re put to death. But in my neighborhood it 
>•'. that if Morgan had been put to death, he 



Masonic law should be 
lie law was antecedent to civil law. He 

■nlly, and saved all this noise, and excite- 

■oto his views, ho brought au oxample 
vhielil.e wasae.maiiiU-d- either a br.-llier- 



.^lisli divide. All Enplisl, snobs are 1 
Tats. Alt English Liberals are Republ 
iVhy, then, are the Catholic Irish all oi 

Iself with what concorns Transanal 

■ililyoftho Pone, the doctrine of Purgatory 

is we do for Mother Goose's Melodies, or the 
itory of Jack the Giant Killer. Holy water to 

lard nnd oil, animal or vegetable, as those who 
please. For chnusablcs, stoles, candles' 



Rhode Island. Peter was i 
ucts John clandcjiiiKJT in i 



nonies of 


he instilut 


on. By m 


ans of th 








o the lodge 




ved as a 




nd obtaii 


he office, 


I ihink, of 


junior wa 


den. Aft 


aving bee 


some time 


a member 


f the lod« 



■port was, that he had absoon 
"I will name but one insl 
ia.t is, of warning a broihet 






EZRA A. COOK, 

88 LaSalle St., Chicago, 

BOOK SELLER, 

Publisher, 

Job Printer, 

Lithographer, 

MANUFACT0RIN6 STATIONER, 

Paper, Envelopes, 



MANUFACTURE OP BLANK BOOKS. 

BANK WORK A SPECIALTY, 

Blank Books, Bank Pass Books, 
Blank Drafts, Etc., 

Western Tract awl Hook Society 

CATALOGUE OF BOOKS. 



given to the world. In this country it is 
irse to the progress of free ideos-to the 

Spiritual Head of the Church ; he isaTem- 

il Prince, and as such he is to bo obeyed 



e tyranny of EugUi 



.rough in conformity 



Masonry had been 


udied 


aisi.luou-.ly by mem- 


inniusm is in those very ritti to 


T.ird which 


»e» of the lodge*. 










rhat is technically 


all., J 


rightMaseui>. And 


gious feslcryi is united with the s 


amo despotis 










ountry. Res 


ludied by differcn 


1 lg< 


. thai they might be 






familiar with the. r. 


oi au 


ceremonies of the 






-InVewof aurh 


impos 


lions as these, 1 feel 


-Why this hostility lo C 


athelics ! " 


3T222. o 


'the 


Star™ 1 !? « "w 


asked by a friend. ■■ Why tbo 


L'inTeV! 


udges me guilty ol 






entitled, -Nigger, Nigger, Nig,' 










Irish and Catholics were so seve 


ely handled 


> a nda, from a religi 


amef 




against Irish nor Catholics as 


™Th*T' 


esU of my country, 


and f 


om a solicitude that 


Die slightest feeling of hostility. 


For the Iri 



Tlio tliicaso I'osl on Ihu Danger of 
Romanism. 

■ial leader uf Ibe abo.o daily. fof'Sept. 



.li.lK'i] rL-i.^i-i. : I.- I: |. i.l 



io; wby we coaderor. .11 Iboie polil 
;en,e»H by whicb Catholici.m I, our. 

»"hy l we condign ■h.l cpeo alliance 


















OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST. 



In secret have I said no thine. "—Jesus Christ. 



FORTNIGHTLY AT SI A YEAR. 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1868. 



||lje jprfsiiau Sgnosnr*. 



■'SUCKERING THE CORN." 



» called, perhaps, fro 



Those 



e, " to sucker," means " to st 
) deprive of suckers, as, 'to 

(See Webster.) 
who have done such work, nay, any 

that one sucker is worse on the lifo of the plant 
than a thousand weeds I and every thoughtful 
student or observer of religion can see tho 
Satan's chief relianco and hope against Christ' 
religion is, and ever lias been, to surround and 
draw its life out by suckers. 

Cain's offering " tho fruits of the ground ' 
was suckers. Monkish orders, eonvenls, nun 
ries and the like, are all suckers. Aaron'c 
calf at Sinai was a eucMng calf. Hence, Moses 
seeing it would draw the life of God's true wor 
shiD into itself, killed it! The Jcwa' "tradi- 
tions" were suckers; ceremonies, as the 
hand-washing before meat, tacked to religion. 
They had, in Christ's day, sucked the life out 
of the toorrhip and commandment* ofGod, mak- 
ing the worship "rain" and tho command- 
that Christ said, "Every plant whic! 
Heavenly Father haih not planted elii 
rooted up."— Mai. 15. 13. Whoever wil 
to that chapter will see that it is so. 

Popery is Christianity all gnue to sm 



We have : 
Trasks' live i 

pcrance in a. 






religic 



worship is devil-worship. Protestants si 
acknowledge this. 

But the religion of Bishop Whitehbuse of 
Illinois is not ten farthings better ! Indeed, 
he is said by the newspapers (uncontradicted) 
to have knelt before the Pope when be was 
in Italy! If so, he worshiped anti-Christ, and 
chesanil.-i'lmiiusUT- 



iligion v 
nuch w< 



cthai 






Prolyl nutisui is more dangerous 
bald Romanism. 

Masonic Lodges, Odd Fellows' Lodges, and 
all the Temperance Lodges are such suckers. 
They were and are all inventions, more or Jess 
sincere, to help out Christianity. So, exactly, 
were all the Monkish man-made "orders." 
And every honest discerning Christian can see 
that the spirit of the Lodge will be master or 
nothing. Satan alwayB begins meekly by 
pretending to help Christ, but he intends to 
displace him and take his worship to himself. 
In Popery and Mahometanism he has I Christ's 
Jiarae, even, is out of the Sultan's creed, though 
Malmiue' at first owned Christ 

But of all contemptible, vile, and shallow 
attempts at religious suckerism, Henry Ward 
Beecher's proposition to put cards, billiards, 
and dancing into the Toung Men's "Chris- 
tian " rooms at Brooklyn, is the weakest and 
most recent. And yet even his plan is not 
wanting advocates and iruilators who advise 
Moody and Fatiweli, to put " eociai rooms " 
into the hall which they are now re-building 
for Chrlstl The western plan differs from 
Beecher's Brooklyn proposition only in its 
cowardice, not daring to say out-right what is 

The plan means that we arc to pray in Far- 
well Hall at noon and dance there at night, to 
draw in the young and make them Christians! 
But all reason, philosophy, and sense show us 
that when you have put these suckers into 
religion they draw out its life. If Moody, 
Farweli &, Co., as they have been advised, 
should put "social rooms" In their rc-built 
Hull, and put cards and dancing and billiards 
into those rooms, the first effect whould be to 
draw a throng there and black-legs would cn- 
Jov the meetings as they do the ceremonies of 
: Lodge. It would Christianize cards 
■„ but it would not make eard-loy 



iceived a package of Brother 
■acta on temperance — i. c 

things, or more exactly, total 
n alcholicand narcotic poisoi 

drinking, chewing, smoking 
I with tho package a request 
nr opinion of thorn. Thi 



n in the Cynosdue. The nest is 
mtirely and heartily r.,ncur with Imu 
in positions. That the use of tobacco 
as luxuries, by chewing, s-inokiju:. 
ir dipping, is a filthy vice, each iu 

h.H-tnu Oj' tll.'lhl.li.'.. illl-i evil* ol din- 



.,-]■! « 






a direct and powerful influence to draw their 
victims into every species of intemperance. — 
The extent into tho full dovolopement and 
debasement and perdition of sensuality, 
which these vices aro indulged, proves ni 
fearfully that man is fidlon and that Satan 
finds, in vast multitudes, his willingly degraded 
slaves. Another thing wo have to say of 
these tracts is, that they arc brief, full of poi; 

every day, and most wisely adapted to the 
purpose. Whoever begins to rend one will 1 

one through will have something to think c 
and something that ho will not bo likely 
forget ; and if he is not persuaded to abju: 
the bottle and the weed, it will be a sad proof 

true reason has dominion over him. We w 
theso tracts the widest circulation, and the 
power which alone "giveththo inereaj 
accompany them. 

And yet we have somewhat against 
them, viz: their implied approbation of 
rctism. Several or them ard entitled 
Good Templars Appeal etc.," one, "Lodges 



Good Templai 



Ohnrc 



Aden. 



Btimonyoflho Demoniac 
s Paul did the Pythoness who 
id his companions, crying, 
he servants of the most high 

tostle silenced such witnes 
from its source the tendency 

rust and suspicion that 
fitnesses were in leagm 
e artificial mysteries or 



te keepers 

crets of that age ; and they and the keepers 
f these mysteries were under tho control 
the Prince of the darkness of this work 
i the darkness of those mysteries, that orga 
ed secrecy, he had his peculiar abode ; ai 
lie has inhabited such secrecy ever since ai 
ind we may Dot concede to ai 
organization that hid.-* iiM.it' 
artificial mystery, any part or lot in tho wo 
er spake openly 



his disciples to walk ! 



But you say, th 
Sons of Temperanr. 
-they testify to the t 






i the light as 1 
riihout icapcdiin 
Good Templai 



Christ was " 

\Y!IV 111 lift." 

e precioi 



lie Holy One of God," and 1 
What more Lruc, or what tri 



.hod, i 



I yet Christ's 






antagonistic as day and night, 
oalcsce If the secret method 
ate in error and corruption, 
and corruption arc certain, sooner or 
later, to originate in the secret method, he the 
begining and the ostensible object what they 
Bro. Trask, by his implied approbation 
tlism, exposes himself to a raking fire 
from his own guns. He argues most in- 
geniously and most conclusively, wo think, 
abstinence from the drug, is as in. 
ilc as from the bottle; because both 

liannUii -l!i.-:i.:Ii-. in.-, uliko forbidden 



HI'OmI ('..]■ il 



.f God Tho mifl. 
strikingly or ini- 

ssinate, burn and 

is demand, accord- 



well 1 






and iliinri 
era and Si 

Suckers u 
will i 



sChr 



t be 1 



takes a prayer-meeting into tt 
is following Christ. Ifhcaho 
table out of that saloon ant 
"Christian Association," he v 
into God's temple such thing! 



liu-ili- n pl.uit-i Il.i\vlong 
>g this? When Moody 



■ Chri 



Cursed be he that putteth a stumbling-block 
before the blind. Men would embrace religion 
If they were certain what it is; but it Is cov- 
ered, concealed, and counterfeited by suck- 
arai Men and B&bth&hk, Lbt ua Sucker 
God's Coa* I 



ceasing supply. This and other drugs are the 
fuel of Intemperance." Drunkards arc usually 
tobacco users, and usually tobacco users before 
they arc drundards. If tho drunkard gives 
up his dram and retains his drug, he is almost 
sure to relapse into drunkenness. " One is an 
easy stepping-stone to tho other." By mutual 
action and reaction, they "play into each others 
hands in ruining their victims." The dram 
increases the appetite for the drug and the 
drug. iiicreases. the appetite for the dram, and 
thus the fires of hell arc fed and increased I order* In 

fore, no evading the conclusion that both to have i 
should be eschewed, hot li he given up together, with wli 



It Is of no use to denounce the mysteries 
Eleusis or Bacchus as abominations, while you 
applaud those of Freemasonry construct 
the same general model. Neither is it of any 
use to condemn Freemasonry or Ku-Kluxism 
while yon adhere to Cdd Fellowship ; or 
condemn Odd Fellowship whilo you extol 
justify the secret Temperance orders. For the 
life principle in them all in the same. They 
all play into each others hands. They 
in different stage3 of development, but the less 
developed are easy stepping-stones to the darker 
orders. In this age. Masons and Odd Fellows 
aro usually Good Templars or Sons, and man- 
ifest a very decidedly paternal affection for 
those infant orders. And young men arc 
usually Good Templars before they are Masons 

md Masons before they aro Ku-Kliu. If 
they abandon Masonry and do not abandon 
orders, they usually return to Ma- 
sonry again, unless they advance to some order 
more fully developed, as of Jesuits, Paulilcs, 
Danites, thieves, counterfeiters, burglars or 
bandits, with names or titles suggestive usually 



i orders belong to thi 
ing feature of them e 






find a far more formidable work than if no I awi 

■acre! Temperance order had ever existed. roar 

But Bro. Trask says, that "with admirable alwi 

grace, they might turn upon their critics and for . 

ask whit p'llptu or order of pulpits, what | trin. 

societies, old or new, are doing anything, com 

paratirely anything, in this terrible crisis V 

And vhat wo ask are our secret orders doing 

in this terrible crisis' Flourishing according 

to !neir boasts at a most glorious rate all over 

memhors by mil- 

■ond all that Ed- 

trdsor Hewitt or Marsh over thought of, 

d yet the waTCS of intemperanco arc fairly 

diking in their faces and flooding tho land 

igh lost their interest, and the pul- 
ls getting 



NUMBER 4. 






'Illl.' :i,'i 



i-hamed to eontinuo it; 

tiling in the cause as managed, unsuited to or 

ierogatory of tho sanctity of that consecrated 

place. 

How is all this? We think wo com- 
prehend the situation. The Hewitts and Ed- 
ward's and Marsh's have ascended in their 
ariots of fire, but they left their mantles 
hind. In the bosoms of their successors the 
me principles live, tho same Are burns.— 
ieir church covenants exclude intemperance 
Mm the church, their children are taught, 



diversity. They all profess to be founded for 
good praise-worthy objects ; and when you pen- 
irdyta, you 



. the e 



einpttc 



and t 



ve not ceased to asct 
reference to the pre 



i God- 



all I 



trifling, even as you may 
vain show and pride of life in their publ 
demonstrations,— and when carefully and skil 
fully analyzed, you will find the same selfisl 

of corruption, in regular gradi 
the least exceptionable to the worst. It is all 
one grand affiliated system of darkness ; coi 
nicncing with the Good Templars in twiligh 
shade deer.tning 



i of the . 






to penetrate. There b 
ivi-ils with inuii-puU'il 
nil evils, and from hence issu 
moral malaria that prevades 
nourishes idolatry, witchcraft, 



gh ho is war 

hem until li 
iter light far 






indignity ; all spirit 
■ksof the flesh, all t 



ngs, 



■ of dai 



organized, ■inch!, perpetual ic.re 
is itself a most efficient principle of evil. It 
the very citadel of the Prince of the darkness 
orld, and if we would makeany progrt 
it this power of darkness, we must i 
upon our banner Total abstinence fro 
all organized, social, perpetual teereey. 

t rule will Bro. Trask or any o; 



ilse dis 






:ept » 



the 



■volcnt and others 
selfish? We affirm that they are all selfish, 
md any discriminating mind can discover it 
in all their arrangements and manifestations. 
Benevolence never leads men to shun tht 
light, or to decline the moat perfect scrutiny 
or their doings, or the most fuli amenability 
to an enlightened public 
some frankly declare tl 

The Jesuits declare their 

cal with those of Jesus 

those of Paul; the Ku-Klux arc emulating 

Wm. Tell. They will tell you they 

binedforthe noblest, holiest object 

assassin of their country's liberty, an 
L'nmce from the vilest tyrants that e 
the earth. So holy is their object, that 
ler is sanctified by it, and the most shocking 
violation of conscience becomes, In their view 
a prnis-worthy self-denial, whose merit is pn 
portioned to the violence of the slrugg! 
remonstrances of 






-1 ...li'.T. 



makes n woeful 



Its secrecy : 
mined. Only by secrecy 



ties be 

ould they be combined by thi 

or the respectability most er 

eded to secret orders, which have as yet deveL 

ped less of the evil power of that vital cle- 

But Brother Trask tells us tho secret 

i-ays. Our deliberate opinion is, that the 
ood they have done h 
he evil they 



, purpose 



Tipcnsotion foi 



l-l. :.■,.! i 






til these worldly and 
lan tbo disease. These 
til we shall bo likely 






To attempt 






triumphant establishment; and, that <1 
, these pagan intruders cast out, wo shall 1 
I commenced the temperance reform anew, 



their p"-i 
prayers li 

methods, their show and 
trigues and great swelling boasts, and impu- 
dent accusations, and orderinga of the church 
and the pulpit ; they have to sonic extent as- 
sumed the attitude of prayerful spectators.— 
these pagan 



methods are unheeded mid thci 

such wonders, we aro looking 
wonders done, ns Elijah looked 
prophets of Baal bring down 
Heaven ; and when their cries i 

L-ojdi 'aid, "cry "aloud, He is s 



. God." 



isonry ; repudiating as dangerous adoc- 
(which I ,iin now of the opinion is we 
1 and has been for agu*,) that no MasO 
rigliii,, n-^ird nud treat another as «i 

' until tried and ml; | > ended or expelled, 
ording to Whitliry's rah/, it will he siv 



liugt 



rally, i 



>i supercede and overrulf 

livine. Interpreted according to the plai 

uws of language they do this,— and this \ 

shipful Master, Whitney, became sure it 
established rule of tho highest ordei 

Masonry. More hereafter. 



(ViNOSlKE. 



s In the precepts or practice 
d perfect is tho harmony of 
the intelligent reception of 



The Christian statcsma 

1820 Vine Street. Paitadolphio, 



erybodj. 1 

.t <>,„„„-; 



professed chr'ntiuns, who are pompously essay- 
ing by pagan methods to carry on a ch 
reformation, and find instead of the 
sueefss they promised, that they havi 

undertook to engineer it by the help of dark 



Wo wish, in this number, simply to call 
ttenlion to the fact, that two rules obtain 
mong Masons of the lower degrees, for inter 
ret ing the language ofthe oaths orcovenantt 
f tho orders. And this fact is one of great 






; That il 



■4lly inuli 
f'lllowiu^ '.■ 



i see nothing in 



; lYom lion 
) both the fi 

ing these rules and 



llu.ir applieati'Ti we -hall have -I 

hereafter : 

"I can readily anticipate the inquiry, w 
I remained so long a Mason f I declare I v 



suspic 



md IJ 



ation, with a full di'tennin 

the charges made against the institution were 
i ; if the witness stand and jury boxes were 
'upled, and the judicial ermine soiled by Itf 

influence ; and if found true, I determined to, 

all the members of the fraternity were corrupt. 



There 



raid i 



induced 

Grand Lodgt 
s of this lodge, 






to act, and their tAmce \ 
safety. 

in regard to my remain: 
fraternity, t 



M., 



othe i 



learned and taught 

4 teach it," Ac. Now this plainly implies, 
it was intended, that Masonry may be differ- 
lly taught, 



ardi 



3 Mas 



Iways used the words, "worthy brotter," and 
tricily charged the initiate, that he must 

judge of the worthiness of a brother from the 
ery act of service he requires him to perform, 
nd il it conflicted with morality, the laws ot 
lie lond, or the right of others, be most treat 
uch a ono os unworthy and disregard his 

his demands. This, it is contended, fritters 



Morgan ',ot Murdered. 



,rs of widely d 
inly by the mc 



ItlemcDto Mori. 



Tbai Rellir 

The spirit 1 
:ept of God's 
me of its 

ngly and 

ting and 1 

ji-eiini: of 



on In which all Men Agree 

npltcd in obedience to one pre 
law, insures obedience to ever] 

rillingly, break the least, will breat 

For true obedience to the lensi 

cut is the accepting of God asoui 



:cept Is the reject ion of ( 
belongs, and the God w 

framed It- Wherefore il is written, "who! 

ever shall offend in one point is guilty of al 



14 



TTTE" CHRISTIAN CYNOSKKK: gilJC AGO, OCTOBER C, 18GS. 



be feljiistitin ffignosiire. 



In Hi,- lull of 11... Lodge* 



rely, if not gro<rotly 



a vast number of the old New Englni 
en had iliosame. In (lie Prcsbytcrie 

'•That mtmbenhip m a Hatonic Lodg 
tuttnt vith a cr f a<bt< pro/wio* of th 

(he Old Reformed Dutch churches a 



ion neighbors similar ti 



The Ali-Pntssanl. 



hoyoxis-.^iouiBtlrboacco,,, 



velopod Of the J 



in Q3i lung tviLpLvMoal UW, nr.d noedid tn be 
itlU | taught m. thing ccoopt host tu perform it. fie 
iW- . held thai coco 1 class Dare offspring only after its 



r^* orV.i-.ru fr..mhirli.b 
iiWit-w. I!- rwuhtitmi .'.I 



i pcr-ei uling I- 
lays I 



cPopc 



Will some good Christian FioeMusem tell us I ami nearly ended, W 

be right to ascribe lUc attributes of ! hopefully. The insurgen 
Jehovah to u mortal mnn * Bis. In tier than tho inquisitors. L>ko the most of 

The correspondent who asks who the nil tUQ Fcniani who cry out in holy indi 
mighty Mnson (AU Puissi 

ay perhaps find hia n 



through the 

Gallery. Albert Pike s 
the Southern Juriadlol 
sentiment of modesty oi 



gainst the wrongs of Ireland, 
■illy deny to slaves their freedom and ftici 
otes, bat ruob and murder unarmed Irtgrol! 
nd burn down their school houses nncWpba 
syluni9- Vet even such men may he (lie i« 
nUod'a hand to puuish tyranny and break it. 
.owcr of despotism, under whose wroni*« 1" 
iiuniiy has suffered for ago.v When the wra' 
f man is made to praise Jehovah by BCCOh 



■. Tresley, 



cstreujed. and ibu* the present n 


i destined to secure, despite (he 


gs. Queens, Pope v Jesuits, Paolo 




uess that have ever wrestled fni 


against tho Bona of Ught under 


■pof thecaptainof solvation. T 


rcedoin is onward. The day who 


not darkness ahnll rule, is at ha 


lbcf,coh,S,.»i»«.ck ( wl,» re 


,^?o„k 10 Koliigh above «UI 


&SSKKSES 



\o M-ni "»l.it Pol .hi iiu Law of Cod. 



Tb. SI I.n.li 



l.'r -.[ .1,* - 



maniiiT .'1 the Northern Juri 
Tlaf..ll..«inf.'gu.>i. wdi- 
SuprriiicCiiif.. .' ; ■ -■ 



Ure equally a nullity. Ha- 









i'.T'.r. 



didutc applying I 



lem. And if any one pretends i 






REPORT ON SECRET SOCIETIES 



Tup Wrong not In Their Secrecy. 

Some «f the papers which douot 



l win . lu 




ui or 


Ku-Klux Kluns are careful to U-ll their rend. 


». Rule 






era that -1 the wrong o$ them does not consisl 






in their secrecy." We should like to know the 


ktpl 0. 


zv. 


Holy 


^l^^i^^^^tmiSDSS!. 


r: 


h°j, 


2 


organize them, or if organized, they would he 
ns harmless usauy other political organization 






esbylcriaa, United lire 



Masons. That rule* ihould not be repeated 
When Douglas repealed tho Missouri Compro 



object of great terror. But mind you, harm- 
less snakes don't fun« tho fang. And without 
his ding the rattlesnake becomes harmless. So 
that, speaking in the language of practical 
common sense, we say the death and venom 
we dread is in tho fung, and when we find 
Hint a serpent is furnished with the fang wo 
ask no second question, hut pronounce him 
venomous and destroy him. 
To this fable our readers can supply tho 



>us Christ bus ostal 
1 society for this 

taught that there 
and tliftl tho third o 






on, Frjoc or Oetr 



roligion alono in which 






so, ^ru lt.e;r claims fuimdi-d on trull./ 
iciely is - most generally known by tis c 



<!,,,„.- ■.'. ■ Mui.v..i.i.-r. 









(...noudprmcplos. and t 
>r.-iiol i.gbii.illy nUkJ a. 



ustiaiony ono to aaolhor, I 



.raold saya: [«1 






ith inChrist us the condition . 
>mo of tho higher degrees 11: 

;o)y Spirit, -or' of tho ' Trinity; 






of reason and scripluro is the bealanu. sufficient 



discuss must fully and most fearlessly all it 
riant public quest ions. They havo profess 
do this not as a matter of right only, b 



1 ally respected by I 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OOCTOBER 6, 1868. 



maintain a F t,„li.,d B ;:.., 



counting t 



Certainly not upon. Iho ground 











T„„r 


LIT"" 


. „« e i„„. 


»" 


cly „i 


!l™ 


tedly wi 


HS: 


igiou. Jo 


irr; 


HHi; 


pic 


apers 


rallj, 


1,1, imp 



,'1'berei. hardly any aspect of 
lb*td«»nol fall legitimately with] 
sphere which neatly oU of our roll 
nahj^ow professedly onu actully , 

penally fit, if not exclusively ap P 

The leading object 









In all our boldly s 



t simply becauso that aubjcot 
rely popular at the North, ivhc, 
lavcry did not reach, and it* di 



1 not so signally - 






more varied. They nearly all hare 
figures conspicuously in all their e 
end their liturgb-*. and frequently 

Twoprotnin.-i.troligiou, d.-.n.n.in. 



Presiding Elder?, and nearly a 



lenco of theraliglouaprei 
least nol enough to justify 






ho day. It cannot miM 
Already the question 



i Pittsburgh, Pa., on Tuesday, the 



ink they are unnecessary, although many 
dpcoplearo, no doubt, incautiously drawi 



by such menus. But says the objector, arc 
there not some hard cases reached by the Good 
Templnra that could bo reached by no other 






:ney have, (I believe), the most despotic gov 
Hates), but life Constitution of the Gram 



(N. Y.) and above the laws of the Unit 
editor would, probably, dare to » 



possible for any to escape, and tho probabil- i 
' « very f en - ever do escape, especially as | 
uy are taught that if they strictly o 
eir Masonic obligations they will go 
Grand Lodge above. As the members ai 

rm to all iho by-laws, rules and t 
or tho Lodge, and as they have no 
ground of hope f life and immortality 
d the grave, thofarc truly to bo pitied 



Invl,,; ,. 



rchri 



Bad Stale of Society. 

Wn. EniTOit'T-T have just received 






• no p]« 



indioly nv-iihgH mid furebodin 
our Highly favored land, a 















iness here lo be one; for fbey sliuk by eacli 

er in trade and everything." 

t seems by tho abovo that that secret society 



MASONIC CABBALA ; 

CHAPTER I.— CA.BBA.LT3M. 
Cabbala, or Cabala, is a Hobrcw wort 
rhich. sign ill e.s tradition. It is used for 
Hystericus kind of science pretended to luiv 
ecu delivered by revelation to the nncten 

lose of our times, and serving for interpret 

The Jewish doctors, who professed the sUulj 
f the Cabbala, were called Cuiifliu/i. Thoj 

mlit-l |i:in.i[i;illy tllr coinbinnlLi 

ley professed to sec clearly into 
■ord, letler, number, or accent in the law 
Dr- Smith has given us tlio following dc- 



, which have rendered the Scripture i 
nicut instrument of subserviency to anj 
purpose which tliey might choose. Disco 



mid by i 



EZRA A. COOK, 

88 LaSalle St., Chicago 

BOOK SELLER 

Publisher, 

Job Printer, 

Lithographer, 

MANUFACTURING STATIONER, 

Paper, Euvolopos, 



JOB PJillfTUfO, 

Ll'l'MOGItAPHIKO, 

MANUFACTURE OP BLANK BOOKS, 

BANK WORK A SPECIALTY, 

Blank Books, Bank Pass Books, 
Blank Drafts, Etc., ■ ■ ' 

Western Tract and Itouk Society 

CATALOGUE^? BOOKS, 



hey were ult 


rly averse 










ln'V -tiimiliii 




often abused 




neanrags the 




he dictates o 
Iifs proluwt 
cresting ded 


Z^C 






■ rooplc arr afraid lo Act." 



e poslseript. 




of the hooks both of n.iturt mid Stfiatun ' 
Th CabbaUi "render tlie ^eriptnra a conn 


anding , trad 


f acknowledged worth and ab.l- 


pose 'STJ may cho'osc"^ T^Jl Jjj 




"ion than mi! tstets iii^ciicra] 


principally, and much gnat importance L> 




j the truth whereof ho ofLrms. 






and numbers : and by this < him to see clearly 






into the sense of Scripture, and, indeed, to see 






what is bidden from all other eyes! Like the 


t of love - 




Jewish Cabbalisls, it is their opinion " there 


ea "terror 


to public men." Nay, his own 


in witb it ... in ju" They, like 


SliTood 


rror to himself. He is nol free 


^.tatS^o'S 


fit his own br 


etbrcn stand ready in obedience 




the dark and 


porseculLng spml of the lodges. 


g!c words nod detached letters and these tl.cy 


cripple his i 


D ? SE ? (hotit b 8 eiL* ePUl,lt ' OD ' 


propose to the ignontnt and abused multitude 



> o'ro lodges, tho bidde 



>ui desire for mem ben and popularity.. 
I have written over my sheet, and hove only 






■ere made flesiblc 
rcb, ami the con 

under words Cabhal 

Lord uses the follow 



^J\^rf^t^t?i 



MHlin. 5-: Rev. Isaiah RkLt. f 5 : F 
uoning, $2. 



«of 0"d arc rendered mill :> 



•om Him. Professing lo be wiser than othe 
.en, who are not Mnsnns, they arc the dupe 

These statements will bo folly verified ns wi 

rcrels, nnd lie who gains a knowledge o 

is knowledge, Mysti 



lery of iniquity 
■hPat.l speaks m -'teerttly working' 
lav, boa long since developed itself in n 
-spread and tearful apo-itney. In the dis- 



liaraclerand tendency, :is developed tbouijh- 

ect to be saved. Antichrist has assumed 
many forms, and perhaps the one under con- 
.ion is the moat specious nnd seductive 
of them nil. Let the readerponderlho subject 

■ell, and la tho fear of God. 



THE CHRISTIAN PRESS 






1 L-, :,.]• = L.iSill»!>i.Lii.-A i ; u . 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: OCTOBER 6, 1868. 



MATTERS AT TH E SOUTH. 

From Natchez, Miss., a lending Republics i 
writes to the N. Y. Evening Post : 

"Tho Seyinour-Hlnir doctrine is fully nr 
ccpted here. Not a day. passes but some one 
whito or black, is assassinated. Strange ti 
say, the murdered persons are always rcprtb 

defense. Erery nssassin is takeu before a rebt 
magistrate.and always released on straw bail. 1 
Anoiber prominent MisslsMpplnn write 
from Jackson that the democrats arc mnkiui 
desperate efforts to carry Louisiana, Arkortsn 
Georgia and Alabama "n iho same plan l he; 
pursued in Mississippi Ho strongly urge 
a meeting of Congress in September, and .say 
loyal militia must lie organized and armed 



A well-known gcnllomau sends from Vicks 
burg the pariiculara of (he attempted assassin 
ation of Judge J. 8 Morris by one of the Ku 
KIux-KI ,.; He says these assassin a i ions arc 
of daily occurrence all over tbc State. Gcu. 

Gill pretends to Investigate all «ucb out 

rages that come to hi? knowledge. But it fa 
a noticeable fact that not ono of these rrbcli 

The Memphis Pott, a journal of high charac- 
ter, prints the following i 

"Democrats liavc now in the south two or- 
ganizations, the one Open, the other -run. 
the one h'gilimatc. the i>: her with the so],- pur 
poso of fostering treason and perpetrating 
Illegal outrages It Is not the secrecy of Ibis 

itdoleslible; it is ibcl'nrt n. ■ 

this country tot the Hie purpose nl pcrpcinil 
ingal midmirbt Jj..„ r . : .nd in sal rr. oatnuaa 



and h«i 
money ; i 



'Old Battles" The Conqueror. 





resenta 


ive men 


Really, I w 






ny of i 


le thou-nada 


im'tthcy?" The 


which 1 


lasonry 


boasts, they 


way man lying 


demus- 


ko, the 


T aro "aim- 






Is a Good Mason a Good Christian? 



HENRY KUMLER TO THE PITTSBURGH 
CONFERENCE. 



train for a .1 

the Stale: th 
they have b 
and Wilson ■ 



and whipped Mr. Winlon almost to death, in 
Overtoncounly i tlu-y thi-eateiiL-ddeaLh to those 
-who dared to carry a Uuiou 11a !j in Lawrence* 
burg; they strewed briars on-r the ^i.ne- of 
Union soldiers in Madison county . they mur 
tiered Mr. Bierlleldand his porter at Fr.iuklyu . 
they cheered when at Memphis and Browns 
tIUc, Forrest threatened lo kill .ill whin- r.idi 
cab; they have driven hutidr-.-d-.ofindusir-t.il' 
colored men out of Manr] Ofl 



Conversations Which are no Fictions. 

Deacon C— Good morning Dr. P., I am happy 



oes not belong (o man. He wilt abuse them. 


ry 


I had 


very oinltcd opinion of tho in 


hoy only boloag to God. He cannot uiisuae 








hem hko men. But again, because Iho Ifiblo 






stories, and pledged myself, at 


a clearly against ortli-bound orgauUm. there- 
















re 'Sj^ST^SS'a ^iSS^Z 




becam 


May, 182U, aud the September fo 
a member of tbc order, by jo 


liiob to make society rally j they aro poisoned 








ountains and dangerous foreommnnily to come 


I- 


At tho 


t time, rumor was afloat that Mo 










o most olcarly dolroct from Christianity by 


ocd 


er, and 


that bia book could bo obtain 


aking men, latent, influence and money from 








ho Church whoro all these should rightfully 








eloag. 








For, I judge your oonrcntion will aot down 


ou 


a spur 


ous work on Free-Masonry, and 


us ns a settled faot, that Iho Church of Christ 








tho only Bifo sooioty for man on earth. It ia 


urn 


rdored, 


and thereby oTTcoln great sale o 


od a labernnclo oreeled for the protection of 






when that was accomplished 


is people ou earth. Well-nigh fifty years ob- 


we 


Id rel 


rn. That was satisfactory to m 



armed organiz 
the immediate 



:arry the election I ■>- fori 



m the body of d< i 



per- Ofcourao 


"""""'' »'"»""»= 


on C.,(.e»li» B 


zz<t;l aide „ 


a .UIage)._V„ 


>r lov™, I .», i. goi.g 


Ilbiakyourpr 


.pert/iier.' mu« h"°. 



6. He cannot do th 



; tho people, that they all ploy 



eep it beforo the charch, that Christ, thci 
em and their Lord, ever 'apnko openly to 
world and in socrel aaid nothing ;' that H 
ids tho hiding of light; that it is His c: 
scd will that what wo hear ia tho ear i 
>ls wo should proclaim upon the housetop 



arkness. Wby then do Hii dec 
i they restore the secret and 
s which Ho so plainly and emphatically 



iplcs; How 



Rcunnciatlon of Dea. Wm. A. Bartlett, 
of Telia, Iowa. 

From the ago of 14 until I was regularly 






esult in tho 
s varied de- 



"ervent prayer of your fellow-citiicn and aged 
Christian brolhor, A. SAS»oan. 

BAana Custer, S. Y., April 28, 1368. 

PHYSICAL CULTURE IN AMHERST. 

Prof. E. Hitobeock, In The Amhtrtt Student. 









■' The average gains in tho 'physical i 



■t our talented ministers ta) " De pla,:e ' led n,B " 
who bv their action, .« r< " med n " unhol r nnd wic 
1827. I trust by th, 






adhei 



■re generally deists, and intend lo atat 
Found the cause of tho humble Galilean 






ho Lodge, con 


eiving it 


to bo no 


riitian, J pe 




e Lodge 


, which was g 




shortly 


vith the churc 


i of Chris 


. And, 



out the full complement. IV i 


"ads 1 ' 8 


weight 


t-lrcuglh 


bowed a 



ti by physical culture occasioned by ia. 
1 not preTenl sufforiog from . Tiolatioo of 



TO THE CHRISTIANMISS CONVENTION 






,f Chri.liDhily), ntu.t b. 






iveo n.ileo unci was told if lio attempted t 
tic oltould be killed." 

Voice of our Young Folks 



title of a Monthly, 



I by! 



t. (Hand: 

,,„.„,. I uJ, 



tebl.kj-riae;,, Dauii 
i.Ily. though ii 



iully at leant), 
mily auccoedci 



HVEXILTTTTIES 



1 onolosu 
aro belt 

rs of tho 



ur own apparel, only let us bo called by 

ia of cry dereloped oTil in Freo- 1 thy name, to toko awuy our reproach," . 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES, 
:ontaining Speeches of Rer. I. L. Hart, Pr 



Minutes of the 

National Christian Convention, 

Oppoaad to Secret Societies, 

HIXD AT PITTSBURG, 

Jifay 5th, 6th nnd 7th, JSG8, 

tjt. l .rli,i,r,„ip. 
Of Iln^.kly,,, 

of Rex. Mr. JJaird, a Kecedina 
Mason of the Fourteenth Do- 

olutions and Proceed- 
CONSTITUTION OF THE 

National Christian Association, 

Opposed to Secret Societies, etc., 

rico of each. 25 cts., Single Copies, or Fire 
Copies for $1., sent by mail on recoipt 

Orders, with price accompanying, may_ be 
uU lo Corresponding Secretary of the Nation- 

BEY. Ii A.. HART, 

Whuaton, Du Pag* Co., CO., 
Or to th« Treaiuror, 

EZRA A. COOK, 

88 La Sail* Sirsat. Chieagf. 






EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST. 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 

In secret have I said nothin.g."~-Jesus Clirist. 



EOMMGHTLY AT 81 A YEAR. 



VOLUME I. 




CHICAGO, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1868. 






(The (fbristian ffjtiosnw. 


r;H;i;;i::S:;!S 


gnrd lo Mason, generally 'this po.ilion is una,- 
sailable. Thoy arc under ..lbs, whose validity 
thoj acknowledge, nol to confess the tenth 


pose a norili.lc is laughl, no mailer Tor what 
reason, ll.at Ibe oalb is to be interpreted .0 as 
to harmonize wilh Iho good professions and 
good precepts of the order. Suppose Iho mas- 


ki 


Twilight, Fiirct 






Oar Hite Capitol ami tbc Free Na- 

We should really like to know, ami will be 
tlmnkful to any one who will inform us, by 
wliat right, on what princiule, ot lor what 

cause, seen or unseen, temporal or eienml, 


ason, plan, Ibcy'l,,™ 


State Capitol. 

The reason or principle on which they do it, 
we know not ; but some things which are nut 


Ui'mhers, lure the ambitions and worldly with 
the hope of customers ami Mend*, anil so ex- 
ult d few hi. Mm isoren at the expense of the 


^^§=HiH| 


Ihey conslantly developed in Iho ivorst lodges: 
nor «ro ibo best men in Ihe lodges usually lei 


whS'i 


m : : 


l„.lls oi leshialto»i*Iw*mi U*W h. mj re 


era of Uiey knoio iwt whul. How long shall 

Since writing the above, the papers inform 


(rouble and peril. Tbetealimony of thousands 
of such men in such olr.umslanoes ,, „„„. f, 

be proved by human loslimony. 'sod ,bo 'Z 


r. k ;;;ThT,^u,°ed iuTh. ^ :; *",,' 


°^' 




The one in a simple despotism, the other a 


hou-e was laid al Springfield hy Pree-JIasons, 
strange god of the Lodge, called the Grand 


oslh lo eonceel the Irulb on Ibe subject c.nnol 

weighl'ot « feather ag'ain.l il. A.Vrcsidoni 
Finney ,.,, il i. folly, il i, madness to believe 

in.inecrily and lying when Ihe, ,p„k „ M of 


Mnsonie duplicity keep Ihe upright iu the lodges 
in the dark n5 lo ike worst of their proceedings. 

pose it i„ ft lodge of entered appron.iee., per- 
haps not ,i. a Masicr-s lodge. It «n U ld be «n- 


When 
Bright' 


SeSSsStS 


z:;;;:::,;::;,;,:::, .,. : " - 


Wo propose to petition our forthcoming 


nhecs, no such barbarous, nol lo say bla.nhe- 


pSS^SJi: 


Jesus le 


r"eLblingfo°»,re"br 



NUMBER 



■ely no appeal to the Lodge from Ha w j, 









\n i:>s;iy on rrce-U.iMHiry. 



udges, I in all honesty 
I l,v ami-. 



ular government whi. 



I'his-i of person..* i-iillcil 






Lodge pour in petitions upon our State Legii 



tiver Conferenc 


of tho 


Metho- 


Church, which 


has ju 


st closed 


Kankakee, imc 


urch L 


whose 


as laid by Nasi 


us, by 


ulmni- 



is a glorious and encouraging 
• resolution was offered by Dr. 
.1 the good liishop Simpson is 






and all the wrong itperpolrAteB 



We have not thought it necessary to any „ 
wonl of their character as *<otuhiww»«. 



won! of their character as 






'■llf'ph ill »■ -lM.'!f>|-1 



ikes, and I thought I might as well enj< 
j (idvnntagee us anybody else," A sirf 



longed for Ihetksh-poU-or Egypt. 



I hctimlly dinhnd. 
tempted hy curiosity 



l'lillbihir (.riuds tones— A Scrlplu 



uth wash 


■u,..iie,.lly> 


aled 


" And Jon 


slhon s,. 


"■ 'otho 


TabTbo 


, ^"',!i'i,"' [ 


"the 


t ..,.Ti'r.r, ..1 


"• °° m ° 


l!,''.'.j 


g| 


.agnify lb. 


ligk 


tho Lord wi 


tufp 


save by 1 


pledges a 
hough nol 


easl.lbegr. 


!',": 


they bad M 


T" 


ir.r,h. 



LUX , 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER '20, 



rite (Christian Ojniiosurc. 



@aS_""8 Masonic Excuses | i f || 

ytr, !,.//,! 10 lift that ar, in the how." 






Jerstand ihem? 0, no. But they 
juuugb lo be quoliecd to brand with pi 



.close 



uly j 



;ry fooljsk rind unrigkteons thing, i 






olate oar covenant. This 



ttlue. The Jute; 



slderalian," asks ihe Judge. B replie 






Ho does not squarely 






1 M. Gates, Solomon Southwiok, Co 
and Rot. C. G. Finney wero prom 






tcrybody knew it. 









plainer words Fret 






Indications of the Progress of Trnth 



.■steady i.if.u, , )f subscriptions (o i< W. 
e delivery, it -Williams Co-lie^, of ibe de 
»»() able sermon of Piof. Basconi agaias 

by request as tl J0 right thing in the right place 



l,n ' Secret societies rely upon blind c 
actly opposite principles— one calls f 



and Otterbeiu UuiTcrsity. Ohio 



uiries on this subjeot. And 
to place on our roll of holer 
,as declare for light and fo, op 



ftr/1 a Monthly edited by l>i 






badgcg ancj rituals of any < 
Jugornaut or Vishnu Wo „ 






, empty titles to u 






slaveholders swept l' 












■very army bound by oaths stronger than thos< 
he, are playing into -ho hands of the enemy. 

Wo honestly believe that it is owing to the 
.xistenee of this hidden and vitally corrupt- 

Phis infernal inatiluliou ban taught men to glo- 



be Masonic I 















society was a lyle. 



THE FAMILY A SECRET SOCIETY. 



i. preach the gospeL, a 



It was when I we 



condition? Are sticli pledges 



plicity wo really supposed that the parties 
ere left at perfect liberty to conceal or reveal 
ieir domestic transactions according to each 
ie's sense of propriety or duty, and we really 
Ipposed that children and servants and visit- 
rs enjoyed the same perfect liberty. Wuat if 
>mc strange and pretentious family were to 



in pass their threshol 



bio ma 






ccrceyV Would not such a family be 

likely to be visited by dutcctives and 

policemen than be troubled with calls from 

ipectable and virtuous people t Do you 

1 say, notwithstanding this, families do have 

bound In honor not to divulge S This is 

>nsiderate kindness — but no place for the 
boudago of oat lis or pledges or perpetual se- 
cy. There are things dally oceurring in all 
lilies that would not be particularly edify- 
; to be made Hie subject of thoughtless or 



perfect In erty in the mutter, it ii because there 
is iniquity and tyranny in the cusel Talk 

not be, hut was born in n family, and bus lived 
in a family all their days. Secret! and yet 
uverybody knows what n family is and what 
belongs to a family. Must you read every 






If v.-" k 



frightful apostasy to Ba 
ers. as is evinced by t 
the Rock River Oonferc 



frij/htful lying, nor lie in any way so frightfully 



table him >o 



won lose (heir value and sink | nana wo thiak might lake a bint from such tes 



the anatomy of any living creature, don't you 
know the anatomy of the whole species* If 
you know yoursell, don't you know your race'/ 
I a Masonic Lodge, or any other lodge, [none 
place, a secret society, as it respects other 
lodges of the same name and nature? Knowing 
one do you not know all* The secrets or 
privacy proper to one (ainily is common nud 
familiar to nil- Their artificial dud enforced 
secrets, if they have any, are their shame and 

sing, but this of the family being a scent 



;ler their strongest oaths never to s 

News Items. 

a It. publican parly generally. Th 
i^al returns arc likely lo satisfy ei 



i tbc certainty o 
ertaiacd by lacs 



THF, CHRISTIAF CYN OSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER 20^1868. 



19 



REVOLUTION IN SPAIN. 



'opublic, recogoiicd by 






to iasare Iho aec.mpb. 
en why should some oouce 






Pulthey, August 28, 1 



tllO CHRISTIAN Banner H few days ago. 



S3 EZRA A. COOK, 

' m Ly\ 88 LaSalle St., Chicago, 

S=B00K SELLER, 

m.,-.,!, , Publisher, 

Job Printer, 

Lithographer, 

MANUFACTURING STATIONER, 

Paper, I--..,,.- 1. .,..-.. 



'THE ('lUUSTIVNfrNOSI'KE." 



nf loth. i>, livi-b'.iiils, ami liMthen. .. liose 
i an: locked against them by i 
bolts oleeorvey, while the lodges hold the keys. --- 
toy most now sil t. k.-opiug lite .»!.. the s..l«.,»rai count pursued by the M..v«. 



While for years past Masonry 



,/OB PRINTING. 



rej-tvij-tvcr, 
LITHOGRAPHING, 

"•"-I MAJWACTORE OF BLANK BOOKS, 

Xbank work a specialty. 



ll-hl (lll.l -U:.!l -tr....u.;fU II 



Anti-Secret Society Associations. 

The National Association of Christians op- 
■urg lust May, recommended the formation of 

ui: public on the subject They are lo bo 



! Zl\^u'27- 'Western Tract ami Hook Society 

'".H..^. a™, 1 CATALOGUE' OF BOOKS. 



Itiirrrsijnc < orrispondence. 



aud while I was convi 






ilcr-iiyn.1 branches. If error 

ires, it is permitted to grow > 

it would destroy the wheat ais 

Luther protested aga.n.st 



o ridihe world c 



, who oppose all '.' works of darkw 
to these we look for support., to tttoi 



Answers to Correspondents. 






only trust is- ioHh, 



There will alwa; 



time is now, if people would only 
for a one with God is a majority, n 
on our aide.) for the former class a 
with the multitude, and as lo the lai 
not be expected tliat soldiers will d 



Portland, Indiana, 

>er and variety of lodges 



[> Freemasons as Chri 



Mliiu'y- (i.vviciuti.i!i> uiv ii(.-i-i»ury. al=n. 

icbrt i that we may know what strength 

is BituatKl. Our enemy is thoroughly 

, armed and ready for the contest. We 
expect bloodshed ; we do not even ex- 
pect to be mobbed, to be pelted with eggs, 

■ stealthy foe will be watching us alonj 



....speri.y ul 
i we rightly 






b (Clearapring) town- 



d performed by plui. 
(the Mason only o 






irdeiwoii the children ol Un«- 



did Mosl'S I'ease m spi-nk V 



[The following Is true of M falB( . ro ii ioill 



MINUTES 



OPPOSED ' 



Minutes of the 
Valicmul Christian Couvenlion. 

Opposed to S.oret Societies, 

HELD AT PITTSBURC, 

May 6t/f, eth and 7ltt. 18G8. 



dtlyn. 



|.-l[.lLi:,. M . 



CONSTITUTION OF THE 

National Christian Association, 

' Oppoaed to Store! Societies, eto.. 



BEV. I. A. HART, 



EZRA A. COOK, 



20 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, OCTOBER 20, 1868. 



MY WIFE AND MY SON'S WIFE. My wife "looketh i 



Barring the selfishness i 
p payer, — 
J' Oil Lord, bless me find n 
My son John and hia wire 
.173 four, 



Won 



with this result 
that the Lord baa blessed me and my wire 
but lie Itaa not blessed my sou John and lib 
wife. TWafciig ilallovcrto-nigbt.nslhave. 



reclining in my ea 


y cli 


ir ber.ir 


the fire, I 










and my son John 








the difference in ou 








For some of these 


ditfe 














good many old- fas hi 


ont 


^ 


s, tilt; value 



responsibility. Mie whs msinicled, moreover 
in the art of bread -making, and a variety ol 
useful employments. 

My son John's wile received her education 
at one or the fashionable boa n ling-schools 
that turn out young ladies with all the mod- 

ments, so railed, was the conviction tlmt p.iin- 
familias, as she learnedly dubbed him. was n 
dear old fellow to pay bills, a delirious sort 
ofbanking institution, that had no credit pa 
ges in its system of book-keeping, and never 
balanced accounts. Farther than this, pater 
was something of an old logy. whose opinions 
were entirely out of dale, and toe- ridiculous 
for respect or adoption. MatirfdmUias, also. 
was a very good woman in her way. As e 
medium of communication between hersell 
and her exchequer, she had no equal, and a 
better endorser with the family banker mule 
nol be found. But maicr, too, was full of ob- 
solete notions, and not up to the time3 by any 

"Another modern improvement was the con- 
viction that the time nol consumed in eating, 
drinking, sleeping, da— mi.', parly-going, and 
novel-reading, was an uuniii igatetl bore, to be 
killed by any possible expedient. 

The Other modern improvements were main- 
ly, playing indillerciitly on the piano, paint- 
ing poorly in oil-, dancing gracefully, dining 
skilfully, gossiping recklessly antl doing noth- 
ing genteelly, 

glowing with health and happiness. Oh, the 
redness of her plump cheek, and the bright- 
ness of her sparkling eyes! She did not need 
to respond in her b'-arty, merry tones, inquiries 
nfter her health, "I am very well, I thank 
you." Her rosy cheek- and rounded form, 
and clear, strong tones attested her well be- 
ing. 

Asa lass, my son John's wile i\as a pile and 
fragile creature — like a lily or a winw-fliikc 
said John. She had mild, languid eyes, an 
a thin, baby voice, that responded faintly t 
queries after her health, "I am miserable ti 
day," and the next day would say, " I am nc 
so well to-day as I was yesterday" 

a help to her and me; but I am of the opinio 
that the nerves of my sou John's wife at 
more of a hindrance than a help. There 
the same difference in the heads and heart 
and bones; and bat ks -a' the two women. SI 
wife's head plans, contrives, considers an 
designs. The head of my son's wife ache 
throbs, ami is always ready hi =plit My wire 
heart is a good, steady, human heart, full r. 
pure blood, and the Stat of womanly a licet hue 



The 



d lacks iron. My wife's 
arc equal to duties incumbent upon 
bones ; but the bones of my son's wife t 
ficienl in lime, soda or magnesia, and a 

Of A 

ugh to bear the bu 
the back of my son's wife is always broken 
and troubled with lumbago. 

My wife lakes for a model the virtuous wo- 
man in Proverbs .—"She risetk while it is 
yet night, and giveth meat to her household 
auil bread to her muid*ns." 

My son John's wife arises toward noon, and 
lias very indistinct notions of what kind of 
meats the household is fed with, or what kind 
ol bread her maidens are eating. 

My wife has quick, elastic steps, and rapid- 
moving hands that are always busy. Like 
the king's virtuous woman, " She girdeth her 
loins with strength, and slreugthencth her 

My son John's wire moves slowly and grace- 
fully, and her hands are generally in elegant 
repose. The girdling of her loins is not 
strength, I am sure, but some arrangement 

My wire's industry is well directed in a vu 
riety of useful employments. " She layeth 
her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold 



Hys 






My wife is always well dressed, and her gar- 
ments are mostly of domestic manufacture. 
She has a prototype in the habit of the vir- 

ot tapestry." 

My son John's wife ia gorgeously attired in 
society; but my son John groans over the 
bills from importers, dress makers and milli- 

My wife is charming at the breakfast table. 
Smooth hair, tidy dress, a white collar, a 
muling faee, make up her charms. 

My son John's wife, ir she appears at the 
breakfast table, is not charming, licr hair is 
In crimping pins and curling papers ; her slip- 
pers are down at the heel ; her dress is shabby, 
and she wears no collar. Venue herself would 
be ugly in such nttire. 

My wife " opcnelh her mouth with wisdom; 
and in her tongue is the law of kindness." 

My son John's wife openeth her mouth 
with complaints, and falul-linding, and fretful 
murmurs, and Idle gossip, mid unreasonable 
demands, and her tongue is in the bud habit 



house, and eateth not the bread of idleness." 
Sly son John's wife trusts the way of her 

household to servants, and she eats the bread 
of her cook, when sho has one, and the near- 

My wife Is a good mother to her children. 
From infancy to maturity, she litis watched in- 
structed and cared tenderly for them. Her at- 
tention to their pliysicnl wants has been uni- 
form and discreet, and her devotion to their 
higher interests has been vigilant and unflag- 

she Ls not well dressed, and their dirty hand 
soil her garments when she ia. Asforthei 
manners, it is the business of their teacher ll 
look after them ; and what are churches ani 
Sabbath-schools, good for if they du not tak 
charge of their morals? 
My wife's kingdom is her home. Here sh 



rbest 



My son John's wife is only a queen outside 
of her home. The shabby wonmu, dull ami 
indifferent to those whose happiness or misery 
depends on her mood, develops into the sun! 

ing social queen in the presence- of strangers 
to whom her smiles or frowns are or little slg- 

when hesitteth among the elders of the laud. 
Bless you I He would never have sat there 
but for her. Howdoyou thinkhe is known! 



My son John is knoi 



rough, and his broadcloth is dusty, 



jred, and neglected, ,-rvon 
cllious, a dinner illy ordered 



but I greatly fear that club-hoUt 



The children of my son John's V 

husband says, bitterly, the Lord g 
choice of a wifo^and he shall nc 
condemn hie judgment. 

My life is full of content ; the lit 
en to me in pleasant places. Me 
lucky. Every thing turns to a bb 

the Lord has dealt bonntifnlly will, 
My son John's life is full of bit 






lie higher degrees with this objeot 

bought of Masonry. Ho replied "/ 

In consequence probably of his knt 
ility to Masonry, it is mlinialcJ lhal 

tancos where be might be the victim o: 






patch, Ind,, Sept. 2H, 18CB, 



may draw his designs or plan, 
i only the tablet on which he 



ng •• Charge al Opei 
, and know our heart 
mgbis; and see 'ft! 



lold, I will set a d 



AYTl-MASOMI AIMHtESS. 



[uilar murderer of Morgan. Would it t 



.bortly of ll 



to plot the as.s.is-.iuathi|i 
■need to a secret midnight 



mid have died suddenly at the 



• Lord Jc'usChr 



VaiffrieaHir, apply t 



and apply it J/«o 
ioh arc MtUoniteUy o 



into him the pin; 









inlured by a black man to 
r. Would you be justified 



tioiis as char- 


on our children until it shall sap and destroy 




the hallowed temple of American Freedom?" 




(Signed.) WM 11. SEWAKI), 


...1 especially 


Now Secretary of State- 
GLEN CUYLKH. 


nSdTsLd 


Then Surrogate. 


of faith, still 


Friends of Freedom and Justice, can ynu 




any longer conscientiously give your voice or 


s^ndsoVpra- 


alilu'.inn shall cither make or administer your 


pra.se. laud. 


Is not the proof, as here shown, amttunitf 






be institution 


acwmlaucc with Its own bloody code, thus 


of'lbe 1MM 


murdered Win. Morgan * 


w.lh a mere 


rally weave Us web in dead of night to eatcl 






board on 


of law stealthily ami barbarously hunt dowi 



nd shows it to ilm people in open day « 
We have reproduced this expose and 
oony — as given in Auburn, thirty-rive 
go, by Win. H. Seward, now Secretarj of 
State, and others— to show its dangerous am 
revolting tendencies that our aspiring youth 



a of 



pate their respective subjects from such servi- 
tude, and from every secret oath by which they 
are now shackled or bound to violate civil 
law. Votaries of these respective habits, we, 
as friends, ask you to break your own shackles 
aud go free. You .-.-.., groveling in their 

the moles and baU before the tide of public 
opinion seta against you, and compels you to 
take a higher seat, one that better' accords 
with the example of our Great Leader, 

ICE-BREAKER 



ttKECTiu^— The Renunciation of Jonas 
n and of Deacon Wm. A. BnrtteU, in our 
umber, should huvu been credited to Eld 



friendly caution, to form uo alliance with the 




OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST. 



>ret have I said nothing."— Jestt>s CJirist. 



FORTNIGHTLY AT 81 A YEAR 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1868. 



NUMBER 6. 



%ht (Christian (Timcsurc. 



Tbaddeus Stevens — Uis Religion. 

Mr. Slovens was raised by a Baptist mother, 
and lie believed in her religion In the hist 
When asked to be baptized, hist winter,, he 
said : "If I nitwortaUi of anything in religion, 



■Ml,:! 



sreligio 



,,-hr 



•ollege.nt Gettysburg andMerce 
le was supporting.on tbeir way t. 
'saw and conversed with' one o: 
uen at Mercersburg, and if th. 
bristinus there, to all human up] 



Stevens .Irani 



ion. I huve lived my life through as you su 
me here ; (alluding to the fact, that he neve 
married) " I huve tried to deal justly with m; 
fellow-men j 1 think— well, I will say, I Jmow 

lives or bus lived on earth! Yet Idonotlrus 
to that fact, and huve no right to, for my salv" 
tion, any more than any common sinner ol 



" I have tried to he charitable. 1 
ing over my papers awhile ago, ant 
ed that letter of General Harrison's L 
give some body a little trouble w 

I was deeply moved, and inten 
with litis direct question: 

" Mr. Stevens, do you know any I 
Christ? do you love him?" 

" Well," said he, with that cmpli 



9 look 



mot soberly justify to I] 



pics 1.. deprive him of ( 
Catholic voles, lie di finl 
vnK and made U'liiiienin 
stump t" (lie very voters 

human nature, why such 
die. as Mr. Slevens certain 
use profane language, ^ 
why he should he guilH 

be quoted, and who evei 



ofuin; man like Hen. Wade; nor 

liku Gen. Sickles. Lord Lviidlini's: 
mil ii lioiinn hoy hn-nmc a Brit is) 
iil< sitlhiL' "li 111'. 1 wool -suck as Lun 



:ellor, 



bloat 



a of r 



vices, which would have made him remarkable 
hail Jiot the one vice of avarice eclipsed all 
others. In his old age he murried a beautiful 
young woman wild' wanted a title, and, notori- 
ously, sold her to a young Lord who was rich, 

Mr, Stevens belonged to no such class of 
statesmen, or of men. His personal habits 

ol Daniel Webster at the time when the lead- 
ers of the orthodoxy of Massachusetts came 
out with a pamphlet to save him from the in- 

apostatized to the same power, And if Hich- 
ard M. Johnson had not been a slaveholder, 
and author of the ".Sunday Mail Report" which 
set aside the law of God respecting the Sab- 
bath, be might have compared favorably with 
Mr. Stcveufl. But Johnson's slave holding and 
disregard of the Sabbath sanctified his vices, 
so that u family of mulatto children did not 
prevent his being the idol of the negro-hating 
democratic party: and his "Report" setting 
aside God's law of the Sabbath made him Vice- 
President of the United States ; while Stevens, 
with three times his ability and a thousand 
times his honesty, never held any office but 
that of a direct representative uf the people. 
He could not be.TJnited States Senator even : 
and though he made presidents, he could not 
l>i ii mi mil' r "I their cabinets! 



Geaei 



c.ily. 



he, (Stevens,) would secure lib nomination 
for the Presidency, by Pennsylvania, m case 
of his election, he (Harrison) would appoint 
him n member of his cabinet. Stevens did 

and Harrison, instantly on his election, an- 
nounced his cabinet with tbe name of Stevens 
left out. Masonic hatred and vengeance exclu- 



ded h 



y.-i IU.T 



ourg which he was going to see to, and 

miy long conversation with the present Pre 
dent of the United states." 

";You can see," said Mr._ Stevens, " wl: 
sort of men I have spent my p. with ; not < 
llrely tbe most favorable to morals and rel 



< in istiaulzing lite Constitution. 

The gentlemanly editor of the OMWfe* Slat 
n, has repeatedly requested the Cyhosubb 



Rfvitu of ;i Sermon. 



ignity or ii 
ie principles 



society in ooilego 



quote, " The solioc 



.uriosity. The colleg 



, laugh; i 

,!„,[...!„ 



it ill m iik adroitly Turned. 

'it. ■unison, whose lul'ty hearing gave mil 



reminded him, lie said, of a pun 
were peering around (m tkpha 
delcriniualioii to linden! what 



ml Uiicviiif.' a I tempts. 

At this point, niie of the company who 1: 
con only a listener remarked : " There v, 





dbyno 


r°H° 


of our Con- 


froedo 


§ 


apll 


okjng. 


how.. 


"!™'°!o^' 


retail 


cdl, 



Had and reduefd ,. p,«,i„ i„ , hi , „.„,„,, 
not only in the eon.litutions bul in the custom, 
of ll.o people. Here i, „„ „„„ danger ., iu 
being ignored or .ol .tide b, lb. men concern- 



......thing totally unlike i 

nol for lb. B.pll,l d.n.n.i, 
,y, lo justify, by far.ring i 



It is to IlicJJapiisl. „, 
ten tbe Church and St. 



h..t rebgio 


n whieh. by murder 


I..II,. ■:,,., 


d iap.oit.ily female 


I'r""!',!' 












Uo irnpl.r 


oon.t.iuliooil r« 



(.u , cmnhyj i,rof..sH P 
iff to compel his u.-ighLor 



UiriMiaiii/iii"; (lit- Constitution. 



jndgo, ..I ]•■,,..,.>]. ., 



drol of the Oatbolic, (do Episcopalian Oni 
plain letnplo of tlio Quaker, tbe log ohuicl 



anion,.. .11 at,.,, it. n,l,.* r ,„, „„.„.,, 


.hip - 


.re tpe.7i, U^Z^T^ZTZ^ 




y. general, t.l.r.nl cbri.li.nily, ob.i.tianli, 


1 '•'■'-■' 


.ally lo wh.ob the .ward and f.got are unknown 




y... gen.rul tolerant ebri.ti.nily ia laol.w of the 




and, -Dim.l ll.i,,... li„,t,. y„, ,,, /•. i;„ 


ImiTlT 1 * " 


REFORMED MtsOVRl'. 




JaTIu^J^^oZI'sZmT' 




Z °tb,y"ub 1 S,° S^SlaS^^: 




u^h'..,'"'™, !r"i,,eX„''t™' d"oSrin" 




ounsels, history, philosophy, and criticism 




and that this quarterly is devoted especially 




o the reformation of the Masonic fraternity. 




v7e quote a few paragraphs from the adver 




ising circular, published some weeks ago 




•The American Freemauta lifts entered the 




Licit 1 of the Masonic reform." and though he 




^Stowto^b^'ll'rtrl^rttobd. 


S-^iifp" 


u ^;;'::T:;,:t:::^^z 




vT.T. ■.;»,,.h\ i "u'".MI 11 ^nglutyT'oralnJ 


duir.m.n 






irigg. Urund Mu.k-r, Griuul Lodge of Indiana, 


















■trickery have 






Ik. .... ..I..,.:, .. .rrupt ami wicked 


.mm he fouod to 




a form of gover 


DC thing, thot have been ^itl about it by 


it pure republic! 


Id. wilv. fat nffl. ilk ami neivlv-lledgnl. ij,'uo- 








n, mere lookers-on may not fully know ; but 


of an enlighten 




,n impos.ibilily 


ed on, it ia bad enough, and, so far as we can 


we wish theltt If 



easy task- To change 
held to ho despotic into 



Heretofore we 


have 


been 


ompelled to r 


In' testimony 


■ 1 th 




ies of Mnsoi 


ofToming^ 


a"?' 


This 

ricii.N 


has the adva 
But we wil 



1 nearly lost 
>rn by in its co 



id MukntpnriKiscs " It came, m 
wily, "into onr midst from uudei 
cul form ol government, and in i 
wrutrthical arrangeiiunt, and was n 



22 



THE CHRISTIAN CVNOSIBE: CHICAGO. NOVEMBER':!. 



IS63. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



A Personal Explanation. 



opportunity lo ejfplafii and dcRne n 



tiplied the mind of every hater 

eight or ten editions, and Ml past 
Our , grand difficulty in now i 



my own" church, (in Cincinnati, Ohio) svho v? 
members of lodges. The oaths and rites 
iheso orders seem to destroy all respect fur 
right* of property or character of their op 



ninds i 



S o general t: 






t I have puctunlly and promptly paid c 



lodge for simply enforc 






f .«..,.!>- ■ 



foni year, -ona are Hu* «ont to deem' iu<-u,>.c1tVs Cnd * I am a MaSOn and therefore In ihe lira 

irwarded to the office. - lei us aripe and others by iti* sb..lW .dea Ibai Ibv I'opo .8 i.t. Obliged toDealon thoSqnare Instml of recdguUiDgany oblig 

uilJ for we be able to overcome" Do no Ami-Maun wit It 1) !1 Mnilhi ml." cJeua inwardilio world of mankind (bey s 

ot lookback upon Hie long cold yearsof paired ~li.,( he ,vb« eaunoi set thai il>.- Lodge cere ''• " yclerd.ij I I.. -,r*iho»- w«rd« protimnc- ^ } '"'"'"' v PP rt *''° keep the whole v 






<•' The heart of the ?Kr?* *»■■ "cmthy and prominent ■ 






God through one only a 
the dark shadow* by 
"Sua of BlgbteousDoa 






tcrrupled by (ho cere 



Methodist) was chaplain 
.and a large majority oi 



Our Nest Annual Meeting. Fn ' 1 " y 









id the present Mayor of llcckiorc 



The Elections. 






md swallowed i 
ainl. If this « 






iibut one dollar ayoai 



The Pope a Free Mason. 



I .o poverty or trpul 
' "idow But as U 



called in to receive 



1 their sacrifices o 



it your doors. 

The American Wesleyan. 

ically opposed to Masonry and kindred associa- 



ointed by the Lodge I 






onfessed: hi» «\nij< r'« ! " » ;i ; A W"all Street not in London. 

io only intended to shoot, and j ^^ ■ 
'rotestant clergyman who gave | #^ f™ 

rbiddenil. "True intfagV' MjJffiS 

Sf people generally took it, 



,ob of- capitalists W or 
rith small apples. On 
ocked off and trample 



tithe 



Ledges 



..... gain by - 



uses. Hence the Popish bull against Free Mo- . discussion by violence— confirmed the preach 
Honry referred lo by the Tribune, and Freo Ha- ' or'a words, and proclaimed their own disgrace 









lopto.l by ii vole of J.I to 5 












THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER •>, 1868. 



-£3 



for the Christian Cynosure. 

Mason's WltY Incognito. 

noa are but children of a larger growth. They 



"llo.v Jure they,' ahereplic 



r:'™!" 


°Z f z 




"H! 


•■Mj 
night 


. i:,, "i ', 


iy I.- 


nd gloom 
daughter 


TihToS 


5 



s her cloaet ; with a 









e might be pure in heart 
abn.nd devotedly, and 



u know they, a 


»c the former freed. 


h™?'ue.™ « 


•Uo„ m. freely to 
dtrill you freely gi» 


"p;.r,,„pi" 


assuredly 1 will. 1 ' 



Free-iHasonry as it Is. 

Editor ChmstiasCynosdre;— Mas 









r lodges are simply dark ■ gentleman thought, s 






EZRA A. COOK, 

88 LaSalle St., Chicago, 

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Publisher, 

Job Printer, 

Lithographer, 

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BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY, 



MAlWACTURE OP BLANK BOOKS, 

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Blank Books, Bank Pass Books 
Blank Drafts, Etc., 

Western Tract and DM Society 

CATALOGUE OF BOOKS. 



illy, but continuously. 



.till answer you fully, houcslly. Could I dis- 
like something or tvhick I bod no knowledge. 
My husband says it is good. But why do you 












a man of ability and popularity! of tu( ' Grant! 
Lodge of South Carolina, Secretary General e 
the Supremo Council, Thirty-third Degree (wh 
Templars have only tltrea) for the Souther 
jurisdiction of the United States ; Q. U. J 
there are signs in dots) of the Grand Chaplc 



ic Hymn.' in Englie 



oily, .,01. li 
'~P»° )' 



uiuu, .beautiful, perhaps, in person, vol her | She had prayed tor light 
ntind, hprheart so uuoullivnled But pardon, ] It eame as she stood ga.i 



LIGHT ON FREt-M&SOHRY. 



l.iTinN op tup. 



^CiaSTTJTES 



AUHORA 



ply. Jo you li 
cos of a. sublet 



feu. I have o,„ objeeti,,,, 
Masons prefer the Ledge to the 

Sis only begotten Son, and th'it 



^eut.ous TJle F am iiy a Secret Society. 









lighted io honor. In a small b 






IMIillY UUl, 

SECRET SOCIETIES, 



and power. .\lso 

Minutes of the 

Vatioual Christian Convention, 

Opposed to Secret Societies, 

li < :i t. AT r*ITXsiBTJR<; f 

May 5th, etli and 7lh, >Se8, 






lelphia. Mat- 



NAiK^l.t,.,,,,. 
sS'l'liHi'" 



CONSTITUTION OP THE 

National Christian Association, 



:orrespondlng Secretary of the Not 
REV. I. A. HART, 



EZRA A. COOK, 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 3,1868. 



dhIpibr I 



■■ SnecoMiye M >••■<•< 
SpeeutUM Masons ... 
-I-. J. ;n t - Thoy know 



mind him oT -thai p«»'Jf <* !>*■ and BoniccbBrily arc 

vlmVl in.r.llM.r,l t .H«^ILo.l |:v , l l.uvc I., ti..- precept* „ 



■:. linn. 1..11..11 of Rev. Joshna Bradley 



only of cases. - cov Wd » km iMlimjl iind h , B)l MM011i Mtet ,,.,.„.,,„, , 

rrily from which no p.oceas °f yi . nrs j„ ,bt, active service of fr*o..,:m«my 

»cat them. Thaonly exoepl Li illg a n d laboring ostensibly to promol 

o sheep akin, whioh now oooors I illloroBtei on(i while preparing hiwsolf i; 












(Sxtvacts from guWWHw'S fetters. 



,uly is-iK-1. 
H-h S,.in. 



'ilgrim- ought to take. 

mvomont it, headed by thai 

try insults!.? its bogus-High 



They would commonly nppear to know scarce 
anything about them, only that so many good 



;t societies, Immediately handed it 
saying he wooVd not read It If i 
them, for he win a Mason, an 









twenty-four inoh gunge," and ma! 
lemntiaal of the twenty-four hours < 

hich wo arc taught to divide into t 
oris; wbcrchyoro found eight bon 



thing is purely imaginary, fur Iho vita of this 
threefold division of the twenty-four hours. 
evidently existed in tho human mind long bo- 
ra after thought! Christians arc taugbi 



«i'r".ul "".' 


Id°in'lio°midrt' 1 Jf'tt 




Ifomll, bonodltaim 






'■" "■■ 


ted .offioionlly clolbc 




fully not.uodod Ibal 


libtd II,,,-.! 


,oly coo6d.nc. »biob 






,,„,.l finally , 


ni.b .way. 


Z£Z*°", 


Uliooily wl,M I mu.l 


: ,..„'. 


Ibac n.u.l loon lodge b 






Of the •• common gavel " they say. "But we, 
as Free and Accepted Masons, aro tuught ti 

purpoae of divesting our hearts ond conscience; 

by fitting our minds as living stones for lho< 



plumb might 1 
one single ray 



i and the blessing ol 



based, in part, on the 

ativc or practical Mas 
corners of rough si ■<■ 



lift." Now, if the " 
for this high moral, 
Scriptures, wbicb, I 



Aii Appeal to (lie Temperate Drinker. 



he gospel, jual son* 
be hands of all. am 



mortality and Charity to all nmnki 



round*, fnilb hope and Hmrily. liut failti only 
ri Oud Is Deism, hope in ■■■ . ■ .■ , ■ - npar 









bo eared from thm 
'to appose amiffh 



mlly. SamoglN. Grout. 

IpHn. Pa., August 14. 18B8. 
osed five dollars. It will help 



irnnlly. J.'T. Com 

Darlington. Ic 



lifted up agaiust the grc 






.nd by tbe people generally. 



von fear the consequence- „nd ..,,- u-.e-illiag „, „„ , u e ,ud.lm death., and brings down mulli- hold, to cover up their darkness mil 
tnoouotor the »1..u-nl,- 1 lalschouds tb.i tndes who never were intoxicated, and never what a responsibility is resting 



im-lly became by degrees . 






pen of tbe blind, and kept a good many from 

Bpl rolling until every lodgo will bo broken op. 
■ I aay more than is becoming in a lady lo s»y. 
hope you will pardon mo. May God bless you 
uuiidiiiitly, is tne prayer of 

Mrs. D. Castetter. 

Belle Centre. 0., Oct. 12, 1868. 



I PreBhyterian Church, (0. S.} 



hould not be concealed. Tbe 
lonovor good profoundly, is ii 






give an open and manly U 



head into a bag in order to get 


ight! One of 


my objections lo Free-Masonry 




mc cannot be allowed to judge 








aot to divulge its secret*.. This 








uds this kind of swearing in 






generally been 


bought too rank in tho colte 






that I out ami 


slab loo regardless of ao many 


jooJ mens feet. 








sua Christ and 






toes, for I think it my right t 


a step with my 


whole weight on that kind of a 


rotoee. 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



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'In secret have*! said nothing." — Stkus Chr 



[FORTXKJIITLY AT $1 A YEAR. 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, NO\ 'EMBER 17, 1868. 



NUMBER 7. 



The Christian Cynosure. >IZ1?wJL2"Ju™\ 

- - = ===[U«eU. S „. lo iruu.plo o» lav. 

Position of the Editor of the ""> s™™uj <ii>re«rfed, «« 
Advance on Billiards and J. We object because billin 

Dancing. .oialgatne. Tup pomant tljo ( 



Fraudulent Voting. 



Woman's Curiosity. 



kepi up amitl godly 



.rl Uui lv. 





eneo agniu.t Freo-Mnsonry. 


..,.„ 


h. eo,y.., P o„»bi.b,be 


unity v. 


high mul lofty .visdoiu U.oy 
liolirpakoa women unhappy 


It; r , 


K oighi aftor ni B hi. year [a 
olosolytyUrodlodgs-room! 






The Fifth Libation. 



PhilistinuV Grindstone. 





lian.li.1. Voor. truly. LUX. 




""''" a»di„e| i „„,i.„,o,rut.i.b..lbe 




!«»««•. X. -lie 


I'll' 


A Good Letter from a Good 
Man. 


."' 


Bbo. BiANOiMao:— 1 rcoene.l ,. ,. u oio.t ... 
the ue,v paper. ...J »a. gl«J lo mark lue ... 
.tenee of your uofal.eriog ho.iili.yio that form 



Masonry Dethrones Christ. 



- all (he .lo* coi..n..ti.-d l>> - 
•u'lly violate or truoagreas 






i lo tNenwUea Mje ropula- 






Expunging tiie name of Jesus 



I -piuyiug Epieoopmi. 



i-i.oy of giving God 
l. hypocritical cam, | 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 17, 1868. 



The Christian Cynosure. |^S"^ , „ d d *rf^',"! 1TJX 



Editorial Corresponden 



lid tbe loll. ■fill! woods In April (IT' 



ck lots Wbioh be bud bought In-fcro 
■ ,,. be found ilieir charter forbid 
ici>pli> t° hi: interred tbcro; never 



hough not pcnniitr.l by a 






plncc -t Mnwnry-Tyn 






teron Buldwio, 
■uob good l.isioi 






,ughly ftppr 


»».,) anil its 


rDr.'suulTa 


oiled.) v 


k., of Tabor 


*° d ° lb "'- Pr ° 


r;:r 


:::r 


J ... by mil, al 
ave discovered 



dent, not hither 
difficulty wtw i 






m doubl Dul i' u | 



goi.Wu for ^msn.lmg p.,, 



■iuoh lodges ought 



Relics of the Campaign. 






tidily and enjoy ibe hospitality >vh 
aworn confederate* in tl.o struggle 



iflky-akioi tanned „l ( 
m one oak. for a phc 












from President Hopkin 



li'liry in lmiu-in riji'i!.. to iliim-1 "i'li n 



To Contributors and Subseri- 






Book Notices. 



b-plMM. Joppa. Tyre, Oohnl, teba 
lalau. Thus it ie adroitly taken for 
bat thrse ptaces wore tbebirlb-plaeei 









jLatest from Spain, 



uL.lv mi. I .'. 
Icgre.-. b5t only 



the Knighie Tempi*. 









THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO. NOVEMBER 17. 1868. 



Roman Catholic Spain. 



i ■>.. „.-.,■.■ 

a right <m fo .u 



'""•' f " 1,1 - W"> 


."re'lamia"' 


:SEr 


lag l.or c»lo 
. Sbeposcas 


e.„.,.Id"hoc"u 


siaund Africa 



ind nm.onal progress 



In .he light of the 









:he franchise ing " from God ii Freemasonry (not C 
Ul_.nh«ait 3 - K lory.|mn e - a 

" Then charge huinpers high IK 



The Spanish Revolution— 
The Priesthood and Free- 
Masons. 



applie 



j different. If tlio tl 






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88 LaSalle Street, Chicago, 

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their attention to Blessed are the pare in heart. 



inn forty-nine lodges 



oiplea involved They nre. in llieii 
re «t,d deaigil. deceptive. Human i 
b«. done its ulonM, in their pla. 



DEPOSITORY. 






"oneba"" 7 "' 01 '""' 1 "" 




[W 


clfully 


iUa^r™"™!;!. 




by go 


:,;,:, 


Tlh™tawtaV«r«!,.u 


.,.,[1; 
taint 


p"c« 


: ;:;' ; 


' 







Hymnology of Freemasonry. 



o Masonry, fr,end,hip and brotherly love." 
[Omitting ,00.0 -or.ea ineolealing Maaoni 






in the right direction by aboln 



tnged, but 1 hare only a 






:epl) .mere. 
1 .Otoelhtng 



Light on Fire-Masourj. 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, NOVEMBER 17, 1858. 



That Ucomclry is a useful science, no s< 



the Pori ulb.au*. » l.c roirk.-d high in the wisdom 









Wld to confound the wise; 
ten the weak things of the 



jirds, and four-foot 



iad been lost * Peli/thtum and 






i&n's wisdom," and 
ay, "stands in (he 
.ya Paul, " sjieak 



lUght, 



liiddcT 



ed before the world unto our glory ; MkA n 
o/ t)u print, o/ thi, uorld Htmi for had U 

Lord of glory.' "'hero was this boasted s 

Paul wrote the above words V Where was 
when the Lord of glory was crucified ! Did 

fy him ! crucify him 7" As Masons have si 















They did not release bini unharmed, for in thai 
case they would have declared the fact, tht 
time, the place, and all the circumstances, and 

their institution from a weight of odium thai 

au.l generally believed to be guilty. Thres 
spooling the fate of Morgnn.— offering large ro 



remtorily refusing to o 



i bo no doubt it was simply because they 



Why not Discuss it? 









jelof Christ, for it Is the power 



could the Idea of one Supremo Creator bin 

man. And this was tho groat truth 'which me 
held "in unrighteousness." " Because tbi 



roo/« of bis almighty F 



Proofs of Morgan's Murder. 






that he had abunduntly confessed his guilt, but 
upon his nfliduvit that his confessions had been 















ort time brought 


ly in 
ngpla 

ight w 


Mj 


dlyfo 









■englh, it must inevitably abridge 



death: 


nd he lived to 


!',',",',' 


of ego j" 
; the question 


""' ""■ 


udictieo lough- 




i„t.„og.,ioo. 



it will boheldguil- 7V„ 





OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, ITU!, ISM EH. «8 LA SALLE ST.] 



" In secret have I said nothing." — Jesus Chr 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR. 



VOLUME r. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1868. 



NUMBER 8. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



H HAT IF THE MASONS DID KILL MORGAN ! 



will not ho the first tirao that God has overrule! 
the efforts of Hie wicked for Iho promotion o 
the very thing they sought to destroy. Thus 
every effort of ttio slaveholders helped Ibc nb 
olitioniels, unlilby ibeir last desperate not of re 
hellion, ihey themselves, aud not the abolition 






irly.f 



We think tlii^ conclusion eminently found n 
boniselvos aud to posterity to repeat nud m 
thall be accepted nud acted upon by tlicm, a 






consent or knowledge of ibe said Qrnnd Chap- 

ly and firmly believed, and that be had sub- 
stantially the same facts related to him from 
another Mason belonging in Buffalo who had 



who never, in their heart 
charity had regarded the 



■Died by forsaking the. lodges 



,ve bis saddle, for 



, lo which Dr. Taylor replied, "they (II 
i-.n-i bad orders from the Grand Lodge 



the thousand aud in open convention resolved 


u..-ify .,-pcci.l moling" 


&c 












tbis ninth of March 








st ;i' M^rriLir/tni- .c»« " 


Stale of Jl. r, Omeme 


0Un( y, is. 


crecy, and, therefore, intentionally confessed 


county, being duly sworn 




tirely and fully correct, ftjid, as by these trans- 


nent, bad a conversation 
(whom Ibis deponent tin 


vith one Cyrus Grou 
















this deponent that the Mo 




eooial relations, in respect lo the claims of both 






is this deponent undent 
something done. And tb 


ng soidOrandLodg 


"Z«™.TXv::z«:?m\r:, 






Mor rS an n ondn f '.!"r,!,,l f | 


JiMo^'oU'wrrin 



a, right to pledge his 



A respectable merchant in Albion, N. A - ., (s 
;slifiis, as of his personal knowledge, the ver 
roblc A. Sanford, of Barre, N. Y.) dcclarec 
a late as 1864, that if Morgan had his throt 



They were silenced for twenty j 



rs, nor my life with bloody men." 


















, Bernard's Light. 



Morgan, it was finally determined on the nigh 



lally eaying proves that Masonry and not in 
lim, is lo be held responsible. 



.1 . M '„:'l'!™',i,»i u„n a 


lo be secluded an<] 










ed (bat the deed haunted 


im continually ; "i 



idmduals in Ibe lodges. 
,o of it personally W. 



inimating 


rinoiple 


f the 




ion. But a 


lv„,g .... 


'""',''"' 


l"' 


m' ' 


e atbra, n 




,11 ,.,.-, 


who 


ivould 


... ,».,ii 


1, ,1 , or 






Cbri 




"her 


""".'," 


ie"."," 


nry, 1 


,1 by parlak 
ber plague 



Grand Lodge of I 
eral Grand High I 
Arcb Chapter of 






lody, or by 
.rdi-i coin 



eights wero doubtless attached lo 



< through Ihomi.: 
in the night «ime 









forty y 



would not be loosened from the weights. 

History presents another fact with regl 

Clinton. Shortly after iheso events, h. 

quii'ludc, ending only \\#h his sudden 'lei 

friends to hove materially conlribulod- 

,■>.„ bvlicvme il bud goaded him to puicl 






involved might wel 



niltee of invest 
■Ncuemeut, if v 



-e ,ru< and ibal the institution is tborougbly 
ibw and corrupl, and ought lo boabandoned by 



surely make us happy m 






THE FIFTH LIBATION AGAIN. 

it work by a veteran anti-Main, w'ho ro- 

ilob he bad personal knowledge. We hope 



Mr Allyn further says: " Wben I received 
Ibis degree (of Knight Templar), I objected to 
drink from Iho human skull, and to lake the 






bat cup, aad taken the Fifth Libation. It 



The Church found Wanting. 



•very opportunity to attend Ibe public meetings 
)f both these iuUtaUau* or-peolalfy (o detor- 

■bristian church, Chrisliauily has been culc 
;izcd indeed, for the speakers have usually 

in a groat degree, in developing that benevo- 
lence and good will so indispensable lo a high 

beloved orders to compliment Christianity in 

le blessings of society through Iho deficiency 
id infirmity of the churches. 
By the orators of bolh it has been asserted 
id argued at length, that notwithstanding all 









" whereby we kno« 
'ully confessed than I 



POPULATION OF CHICAGO, PRESENT AND 
PROSPECTIVE. 

The census of Chicago recently completed 






e by the General Onmd Chapter 



30 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER 1, 1868. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



KHITOIUU ItllUlKsniMJKM E. 



Marietta, Ohio, Nov. 9. 1868. 

(Sabbath) the corpse of an old ciliien of Mo 
etta (Judge Thai-low) arrived, up from the lo 












TO THE PtBLIC. 

CINCINNATI, Ohio, NOV. 






BEY. J. H. BAIRB. 



rough ll,o friends of light, to sua 
b ppirnu,.lly and physically, as ih> 
iSyeli9iD.no oonditiou to plodgi 

wilt deliver lecluros where th( 



Joseph Nessell, Esq., bos also i 
iqua Co., N. T-, end vicinity, 



■•IS. 


or 


orldly in 


duoitnenu lie 










totr 


T0l. 


The Lord 


of light end 


end. 


EW 


'"»«—* 


" 


REV 


OF ABGUJIESTS 1,1 






SECBET 


SOCIETIES, 


In 


form 


r numberi 


«e lev. eipk 










ilji. 


ptio 


'of nu! 




otety 
Cong 


and 


.rof.Jur 


mfteeeote 






They hold ell Ih 


ir doit 


g« eubje 




erlT 




a°dl,'""or g pe™.n 


ntlye 


7e,l" 



Does not Christ assert just iliis prin-.-ij.lp 



only temporary. Tin 






rohes, senates, h.'adquar 


ers, juries 


niing rooms, and Ibnl dark 


BUSploiOU 


Lodges. They don't bel 


ng in Ihe 


gory at all. Lodge sconce 


Isanntne 



APOLOGY FOB FREK-MASONRY, 

he Adrancf for Nov. 5 puhlished a part 




could have passed, in I 



• AI'OI.IIIJV Fill', KltKL-MA.-.-lSl: 1 . . 



Partialily may aupplat 
and strong. This is Fro 






irolherly love and spiritual helpfu 
is such a deeply felt want of our lo 
'rod humanity. Now if .Masonry, < 



.though i.«jb 






LITERATURE OF THE MORGAN ERA. 

iiitlon of Mr. Morgan in 1620, pro duo, 



glo to put out that light wae 









a 29:16. You don' 



-eally an a.l-mpl t, 



ves cried, enough, and 

capons and gladly joine, 

riprion to mark its gravi 
:ouid be allowed to treat 






loomont of llo cause of hberty and truth 01 
embody iu one volume all (he document, 



by the MaaoDio Fraternity. 



A FREi: PRESS IK THE SOUTH. 

o Houston l7hfon,T«aj, November 0, 



THE FASClXAmo iHUSEHEOT. 



sen briefly that it is „■ 



stripped as it is of evory element of beauty 
that springs from utility, what is there lea to 
commend it lo one's favorable regard? * - 
Is there anything that may be said against Lhbj 



against 



church; hut no h 






anything especially good, 
d aauotify it to iUelf, Bnl 



.osihiliiy ur eun> concerning you while up 

n this sulphurous abode of Ihe damned 

'ou to do as I did when defeated, I'ubmii 

Yours fraternally, Tub Distil. 



ielf- informal ion. tfndi 






! ON A, B.'S APOLOGY 



bloodshed, is an a 



MASONIC PRACTICE IS. PRECEPT. 

othing iamoru tnoonsjstent. If not positively 



good to keep," and so, either directly or ludl- 
See their offiolousncBi Id seeking opportuni- 



ties When I 

suddenly 
the Masons had hi 
'■It for a non-Hasi 



■, Tii- 



ough partially lucked up under bis vest, la- 



tgusted with the whole proceeding, and 



owa (roligious) State. Conventi. 



m happy to add that Masonry 






a Kingdom, and sav 


ng souls from des- 


THE VULNERABLE POINT. 


g aevoral years tb 


compiler was a 


Some say the vulcrnable point in Masonry is 






that it cultivates partiality to such an extent, 












justice, where the interests of Masons conflict 


at Ihere existed pru 




with those of outsiders. We think this is only 




holy. In the pe- 


one of the acoidenu or legitimate consequen- 


rovidence of God he 




ces of what is far deeper and more radical. 


subject. He found 


it wholly corrupt; 


The vulernable point of Free-Masonry is 


lily a shadow ; Ha t 




that it attempts to substitute a false religion for 


# B^M ^rutl 


n^cakulate'd "In- 


facts; the commandments of men for the law 




nd pour oontempt 




iosl High. 




ituol, God-o P p 0in tad worship and humon works 



I1EVIV U IV llUl.kl IS. 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER 1; 1868- 



THE CBEAI QUESTION SETTLED. 



The question, Should ol.riMinnB join any <)( 
let. secret or open, of a worldly or anti-chrb 
ian character ? Or, if belonging (o any ol them 









Ju.Ip :■'., '■ It-luTp.l, wlifii 



mon4:l6, •' No oburc 
mly." 1 Timothy b:'l 



"Lay hands suddenly on 



nd. Ulld ok-LLllj lorhiddei 

excluded from the ini 
^ring. and with the uno 



spoil you Ibrougta philosophy and 

est usurps bis placo and office, and 
authority and the merit-, of hia i 

j God-speed. This they do by joi 



, Of the Godhead bodily. And yrm an 
complete in Him, who in the head of all prinei 
.lily and power." Christiana "complete ii 

rly elements of the world ? In shame w. 

But hoar Paul again : '• Wherefore, if ye bi 
ad with Christ from the rudiments (tteikion- 
munta) of the world, why, as though living 
the world, are you subject to ordinances af 



Holy Spirit T The christian lias no use foi 









rtieipation. Christ 


uns are j 


inily, as 








"j* ^f thttaMH 


ere joint 


gs. The 


d C hr7stCa P re r !oi 


■ par.ak 


rs of Chr 



- 18:6. We have already donned this word, a 
the reader must have seen its importance, i 
only with reference to the weekly oonlribuli 



iay " only marry in the Lord," by what right 






this, by the way 
for proselytise 






christians . 



ripturally and forov. 



which Timolhy might 
Again, the jostle J, 



My last quarterly conference 



Ezra A. Cook, 

°°s Y J '°"' M '' J 'h' 88 LaSalle Street, Chicago 

- #^~ : ,^::^'B00ZSELLEIl, 



■, <!,,! lo.'.k. .1m WI1 m ,n, 



Wby, yes why, are they subject 



.1 , nJ m,„o,„b, failing,, 
by defending then, u net only 



■„of.llsucbnnho]y.llinne.s..ndp 
t u. be gl.d end rej.iee, ud give h, 



«d>.« 



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«"iii.irr*A*lr«°Illora C r.*to™ 'V'Z" 'i. h"'-' VI. 11' 

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32 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE : CHICAGO, DECEMBER 1, 1868. 



ANOTHER MASONIC EXECUTION. 

Concerning the following death-bed testin 
1 wish to remark : 

Hannah Gregg, ihc narrator ; Cyrus Gregg 
2. Tbe subjoined testimony of Mrs. Hm 



wbich I should juui 
door, and ran for h 






the right of free thought and 

i rags, and fed from beggars' spo 
these Comiakeys, Rafferiys and S 

wins are— such swindling ignoramuses as 



otho 






it, thci 



l the geuoral truthfulness of , 
I, Hannah Gregg, of tbe town of Perry, Wyo- 
bed, as I suppose, but of sound mind and mem 

tion lo the world, of an occurrence thai tool 
place under my personal observation : 

In the fall of the year 1820, as near as I cat 
recollect the dale, I and my first husband, Mose; 
Thurston, resided in the Tillage of Bristol, Pa. 
on tbe bank of the Delaware river. Wo livci 



of tbe Lodge, its furniture, etc., I 

doors, and see that everything 
order. My business was to mak 



llbe Master 


ough with this, 


sjustasplai 






aid: "This must 




What shall we do 


d told bim l 




by gelling 3 




new steps in 


Replace of then 


:arly in tho 


morning, before 



;nch other. This 



The second Sunday following, as I was 
ing the Delaware river from Burlington t« 
lol, I saw a crowd of people on tbe ban 

I might take it out. He said I might. 



a of mine. I told him no. He aake 
■d and won) off. for IfeltnaiftBbo.il 



by whioh the Mas 
down. At (he foe 






l Gregg, hereby testify I 



THS IRISH REPUBLIC. 



aim by tbe right hand, and put b 



it." -God knows I never did it.' The 

aaked bim, "Do you know our rules ! 
stranger looked about the room, and t 

Tbe Master then said: " We owo to ; 
weapon of death " ; and (ben took from 
a large carving-knife, and placing his 1( 
foroibly upon (he stranger's brow, th 
head back, and with his right hand d; 



pie, and a far a 



light and truth. As an oxamplu of tho 



We immediately closed 
the body. They went 



mds from the fire-pla< 



the crackling of tbe 



idd lo Us enormity. As each poMW 
olden ages deposited a slene to mar 

of murder but added to the cumuli 
eucradon. in persevering in battlin 
but adds to tbe hidcousness of lb 

huge that it topples over and burif 

wish to learn the cause of the world 



" I'npilllir 

Christ wr 
g (bathe 



cifled by (lie Jews for imply 
lie Son of God. TheChristiai 
ed Ibe Jewish race for eigbt 



people under tbe sun have done a tbousr 
, over— crucifying men for advocal 
idd truths that nave conflicted with ib 



Of all tyrt 
id monster t 
it* people 



but to peoples it applie 



.and dopl,. 

and fully. 



u steal Fen 


an money— such Canadian s 


(he Coonoj 


b— can incite a lot of debased 






ah people 




cedom of s 






y hand of tyranny is alone 


oper check 




Not alone 


n Chicago bave'thoae things b 


ned. In e 


cry city where our people— 


the spawi 


of famine years, not tho moi 







jf tbe violent measures which have been pur- 
sued. The question I have to ask is this : Wert 
the proceedings against Morgan in accordance 



CEREBRAL IN.Tl'KY FROM USINU SNUFF. 



Hilly go through the pant. 



t!,n.|.. Mund, M^idin^l 



Mr. EniTon:— The 



avo made 


to misjudge. Realizing the truth of tbia, I have 


rly. All 


riously and candidly the nature and tendency of 




I became a member of this institution in my 






any-hend- 


my "couwTcduMUon nt'coR^e "nT'some 


igbily di- 


Mason. Subsequently to tbia, in compliance 


■as its du- 


ceeded to the Royal Arch degree, My attend- 


p....|.|.. t. 


S3§^§S 



1 bya 



i by t 



ie feelin 






i. I conft 



moral precepts which n 



been forced to the foregoing „„- 


onr beloved country. 


!or'''r".°''o°f°°ta'r" ^ """"^ 


Bui, sir, permit me to add an objection 


ace. in Chicago, which might bring 


pos.ll 'would ever .list' against an inatitution 










nan dangling from his girdle. 








ing up of un Irish Kepublicnn 


has trampled thus on the laws of (lod and man 


lot of savages in that city, wbnse 
worse than those who danced 


It baa set at defiance all authority, and even 
every principle of huainnily. The evidence i 


people T Men will et/L'nlen" 


been conuoitled by Masons ; and tbe, have been 




justified by Mason, as being in accordance will 


mcansliborly. W I, Lb0, 
qual rights with ourselves. Do 


th. obligations of tbe institution; and Ih 
wretched perpetrators have been screened fron 
justice uud protected by Masons 1 Sir, I can 
no longer regard such an institution as a mora 


of the Irish people believe thai 


one, much less a religious one. If this is n 



came exceedingly restive, nni 
nt of conn.di.rn in Ills thought: 

B, succeeded by great imbeeililj 



10 can plead the excuao of ignorance, at 

arnof Him mid obtain His joy. 
He bns, many times during our lives, | 
a warnings of judgment to come, in y 
wo would be held to account for all our sit 
Ho has also revealed to us tho fact dial 

His Son Jesus Christ, in order that no 
might be so foolish as to depend upon liia 
good works for salvation. 

He has made known the fact that " llic 
ed shall go away into everlasting puTinlm 

ISO, ami many other things God hu> 






WHATMAN HAS DUNE. 



He has persisted in rebellion, against nil r.'a- 
lon, and done despite l.o the Spirit of God's 

He has virtually called God a liar, in denying 

there were no God, 

Ho has lived as though there wore no heaven, 
10 bell; no joy for (he good and no punishment 
'or tbe wicked. 



The 



innyo 






displease and grieve his Maker, and lo insure 
il ruin, excepting those who repcni u( 
, and accept oT Olirisl us (heir Savior- 
— Words for JtSUI. 






ended ns to ihc Supreme Being. He 



WHAT (JOB HAS IIONK. 



DAILY UEVOTIOX. 

Besides being our binding promise, it is ov 
;rcat and precious privilege, at staled time 

.ml guidance. No grower honor am b. pi* 
id upon us than this of daily communion; a., 

prayer. It is true that God's ear is alwa 
open to onr supplications ; but it. is no less tr 
that we are the creatures of habit, and are < 

u rally seek tbe solitude and retirement of I 

i to engage in tlcep and prolong 

-ement when they would bold ce 
. Most High. 

; to God sliuuld be with deep li 

,vny everything 



hought. 



and i 



rard 



1 chr 



g its holy and precious ILtnigbls 
irta, and by the Spirit's influence, 
rise In God in prayer. Almost all 



FEW BLUNT WORDS TO A DRUNKARD. 






If you t 
ard, and v 
;gyour 

suppurt. 



„i, will be nimble t.i provide a 



cend to (be ear of nim who styles himself the »nowing him constant but undeserved meroy in " )-' — » '■ •!-"•- your -oul »nd fail oi 
Judge of the fatherless and the widow? Against s'" 1 g«™K hi "> opportunity to obtain >,.!.,,„„„ ! .^'^'.il ''JJ t , a 'l' Li'^'cn'' ihw *dgn U»e 
whom is tbia cry uttcrod 1 Not merely against | H « Llls mnJu u revelation, of Hia will, and pUdgc, and keep il,— ZWmA'j Tram. 



IlC fJK 



W&, 



<m 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK, rUBLISIIEH, 88 LA SALLE ST.] 



'In secret have I said nothing." — Jest's Curii 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT SI A YEAR. 






VOLUME 1. 




CHICAGO. TUESDAY 


. DECEMBER 


.">, 1868. 




NUMBER 9. 


The Christian Cynosure. ^Z^-^'^^'^'Z^ 


Christ only, is going down lo Egypt. This lean- 


a™T„!a7„"hiebl',"«'I. hy a°n 




'■ ' : ■"' '""-"" 


"^".reL'X"— t':°s 














Kitmuuu cobUbbposiiencb. jeme Me bu( Jo M rit0 „ , w , „„, 














hrangh ibe bead of Iho leaner. True fa.ll, la 






■ ■■■■■ .,. - 1. ,1 ..■,.,.. „■..! rellennoas 


proiaiee maeh. aye too much M ihlt h 'id h' 


„i„ .'iV,>'.", '•>"!';:' V-."'! 


ay.ienw. i oioe nnu «y o . c usiuuio 


bo IrueBod ; in ih.l " anl, name given ruder 


id'bndToTyou^novT.H 




■ : ' ''"..'".IneMt "a'i,o''de'ceire' 


word of pro'raiso la Hie ear aod break iUo our 






D««n r.r»osrns,:-Ii is Moninj """"'"S' | .. hunh „ ggerJ .,. s0 ;, Pop „ yi ,„ j, p, g „i„„ 


. the. onl, strong anchor and sure rasoura. lo 
roubled, needy mortals on life's uncertain and 
brealening sea Oa this point we ibiuk A. B. 


»«dror?t»th nn^otoi?™ 




■ ;',:.' ::::.■.:;..""......,..,.,, 




o.t I dm r.iurninr ttoqs '.r, plstuKinl rinb - ' .. ,„ lm ,, ugg( , rj ... H]1 ,j thai the ibreo are parcels 


"1 n III i',:,.i,n m. „|.;inm>. 


Mri-a'"" ihr »!'■"■■ ' '-•'•-'■ .l.r..., K l. "' "" *"" ""* ""■'' .'°''''' y C °™ U "" e " "" 


would da weU serlausiy lo ponder himself. 


prejudiced' inann.r from ibes 


facts ii ,,iil be 


bar. io'm . ,.., are ,,.' peal da'ng.r, end "on 


" Haw did yea like our new preacher's 


vh.se labor, ondi ■ B, ^™|»^S!^\^!r!*'l]!rttolS!5^ 


Where tohto"n.°hrt" b" ad",s IhalbHu 


«SH5i.i.." '" '. ° '" 


adiflerenl con- 


W '°"u"nft ,. ! ' ' 


J.^.g.', tan' w'.T.T.p.r.ing. Pr "'v.ry well,'' 




'Z'pton.^iyT.J^L".^^ 


" M W 'Tv"!h°,"a r id°".tc'ar!' 


1 k w h 




^n^.l'od^mm'edTlTpeSed '™^!',.' 


1) her gales open fc 1 (dHwrillA ' ' ""B?" ""iR"?' ."* """■"•"I »• »!,"' 


pretensions. Ibot the ohurcb should leave no 


olusiJni : ','„ a""..,,,,, ' ■" 




BUOT1IEKII00D. 


mcnialii, or alTeeiaiion; no imn-oommilalism or 












spiritual pyrateobnics. It was plain, u.otloue, 




ohuroh is what il should be, Masonry and all 












other seorel sooicties will bo unpcrn.incd ? And 










5SI iiSsH^^Ei^rS 




Z, b !a'o" '«Th"" groaf 'w"g" 


■ 3 


:'.. '. \,r ■ Z i ■■ 


Hunk af bis pesiliou ebout tho Catholics and 

"There is rooa, for difference of opinion 

olica cannot bo trusted, anil ought not to be od- 


rr.irio;:,;:,.; : , : . . " i :: ws - ih ° my "- " "■"" b ° to - 


nSEbHni'zHErS: 


r,I.,l,uiT,n.To,uT,°p y ror 




the' - . ,. ■, ' e..'iS'.'.'otber°m!a'.'. k bo 


aao"f»aysp[rmeIaU. P la,"lthrr n rMWw" 


.'I'p'll.o'JnL., ZZ'L" ,. . -J". ,.! J'l'Z^L^",^!!',^ 


-t."'.T'e;;"Ji-:;'.l.'." ,1 "'" """ u °""" k "' """"•" 


1 .■..'i'.I.iT v.- ■'<■, .In n.-nl .'.''il' 


i) ,11 by.jolnlns 




rorio° , .e^i.iL h a , 7o7oof , ih"pa"p"irdo™ 








naugb la .ngro.s 


















:::™£Hl* .,.;:::,.: '.,;' , "''i':;: ::;::z':;[ B ;^"" e ' o '"' , ' r s °" n '" ■ 


.n'dTer, I^T'E"'.!"''.', Zl^Zl 




wlcjjge from nn- 


..:.' ' ::::... '■;'■' .'.:. 


Ureal Britain nor la help Ireland, bal to be 
• 1, «' ■■ concerted signal from Rome la revo- 


ao.iUmlcrdnlclo-jMWii/-;^ a ^^«-,»y truth," A,,i " u "" ' •■->'"• "'J' '■*»• l""" u<-\*y" 


..I...- Mac ai Same.... leaned and 








■ '. 1 ■ pe sad In. cardinals uad chief dignitaries. 




■ l-n-in. Im.-i. J. 11 










II is ean.l.leni enough wuh ih, claim, aad aels 


li.tuii in i. n.-.s U'iil.in.1 luu h:i:i.. 


°or.o"lmlg 1 M Oicy'din", lo i^d'ogniVof'iufaU 


,,.i , , d, 1 others Ibi biekcyi and oik- MWUJfKY. 


i.."- Vi,.V,.n\iC,.!\ l X''!"n!' , ,'Lr..'.''"."!, 








ii.i.ij in,' 1 ,l„ak .11 ihe.r leader, in this 


oil iMcbcn. erair«>;i>. tem sound on the 1 ^ ^ — — ^^ 




ssss 


,,"!'..:',!/,!;' 




petal power is wholly Scanned and United to a 
nnd Chen ihoy openly ollea.pl any sn'oh t.voln- 


practice of-il H 1**3 inn kboUtimMi ■* ■,..!• !"**** ?** Here **i*# 




Iho eld Kjiirj, 


I -. (.Up. eilber wiibinor 


iaculcatcd. it may he. with j.suilioal duplicity, 


























he overlhroVo. ■.-. ■ ■- ' ... ,, u[ ,„ relieve 










ri,,r"o™a.p?l!Vr»t°..edlt>,*,7an°.r. 


, "\ ".",".;„.'." ; 7 .;.','. ,."■'•■ v' ..,.;", .;:::::::'.„:';::; 




'^h7.bj..r.m',iiie.r.',, i. I. keep ,h. pub- 


.nd „ m i.,y.» - ■ .... ■.-... ^Jv^ta',, 1 '^.,"'.!!'!,' ",l!'.l '."''.'.'.V' .'!'.. 


",'h, "mT'i' 1 '' ' '"',' "1"''"' "." "' '",' 








i'lhe, Iri"'" ,o d.'e.lU h |h'..°. ^ „h?ha , ,. en 












""'■ n,l a right lo knew the very thing. 




"'',;',';'.' '.,,'. !;;;„.'.' !!£££?!!$£ 


,'.' ,:..", '. ..,. . 






■P ' "'"" "« heforo iheir ^c, they ougbl 

'■■ be J.vei.r.l. aad suffer far Ibair stupidil, 


"'°««- «•" ' ;-■ ' ■ T '; h ";"/''"';"-' fej..^^"^^^^^^' 


mighly, yel he ...kes his t.nlb. wielded b, lee- 
of pulling down the »tr'an 8 bo"Hs And alihougb 


m.'nT,'",. 'no'. "lhe'"'".ad''''ens 




.: "' ''iH'cTE'irS 


-'■"""'I; ' 'IfJ" the mo.t senseless security, 


pulpit, press and .cole, broods like a witch-spcll ing )0 „„,„.,' „„„„, „,„'„,„. 


porteeiionin lb, ehureb i. lo.ely, ,„d woold 








■' '.,"1 - Whnher il,.- preacher's principle. 


over mind end manners here. 


Wo ,1o nohbolievo an; sueb saoiety e.er nas 


make hei :.n,i.| an arnry wiLb banners, yot 








were jusily applied to popery and Fcnianiam, I 




believe il In bo Jes.rahla. Snob n saeicly would 










lell roil ibey du apply jaaily lo Free-Masonry. 


V Tho father's mind, faal.ioncd. under dad, 


'^"r'sr.n,."' Ilt,r!La..f L JU .!e"l" 'V.T'v 








rtuy are under paramount oaths lo a despotic 
















tho ,.ir. a oool on.l clear-eyed pre.eace, and 


EE.rE£" Mr c ;;.',' ' r iu.r. * 


"."s'on o°f' Man 'l^rT.b.nTMT:..'!''™ 


,..,,. | , ; .,„,aee,,l.,„u.ll 


go against free- 




o( go.eroo.enl, but under charter, given by the 
,.f m.king not onl; ,be people, bat Ibe very 




oiolj would Bupplanl tlia! sublimo foitU iu God 












orier ■' ' ."'n'r.r Udfl™let,tnl w"™ 


by which alone iho triais of liio^an be ctilmly 


We da not a« P eei by .ny power or haliae.s af 


«* £;^° , £; „.:3 ':'„',: 




- ' ' ': ■::"•'.■.: 


rn.nl of aecempl.sh.ng ih„, mdivida.l aad o.l- 












...le. e.rla.ul. Mason, caaaa, " 


hoi, .....1 iae.inct. mlber lb .„ from an nn- all in an; .eor.l .ooioly. 


cancel the sentimenl of ibe grc.l body of aeli.e 










deratanding of ibeir ire and a dread of their 


CilUIBT TUK BB5T rSOBBWlllTBB. 


opponents of secret societies. IKc connol do it ; 


eeM-'ly' ,.„,!.,. .!u,!.e,eM," 1 , .■■ ■ 




blood -rclolioue. yoot n<-ipht.or-. y,-.,r (HofldS 


■ibat Ibe preacher ie bim.elf a Mason t" 
















Even Ibe old Rank.,, Ripley ehnrcl, begins la 


Bi>fl to ell (he! labor und arc heavy-laden: 


men, nor redeem or create anew one fallen sin- 


ii M — Do you agree lo ibis 


neighbor 0* 




"Well, be is, .ad a high and .launch adb.rlng 


^b^lrt;twZ".ibS,"^ 


■'Cf.mo, , '-.»oi mlo (So diuroh, nol into hoiik 
kindly humnn U-ague. whoso frateroity, «yiupa- 


Dut. glary to O.d, Christ oan da it 1 And 


S.Tl V rv!.,7»e'l'l. ibea. oa 




7^T^T 3 ^L h r^^J^ 


no"do»bt 0™"° °" '., °*° , 


■on." He. ijguorii M-.l;.i- ... idj 1 '"*„. '■' ",.''..','.'1 .,■'. " i-'.' - b..""-. y™ "Sac unto 


of gainsayers by uttering bis truth, lo nrproeo 








nel hum'en*n.'lu "ca,.abl."of'' "ut off his own 














ondbrajliorh 1, 1 »W ..■.....„„„„ 


if 7 e . r d*««td craving for creatine good is 


Ibe.lry Kn.es. LiwT .■ purpe.e aa. .a e..-. 








,l ! There was bnl one ihin ff in bis s e™oa 


gio"n did lb. Jew.', Worse sliil : a .en of John 


SS^^S^S^\i; 


dnlging Ibat unbelief Ibat make, bia, a liar 


"Tr::r;Lu„de„.a 




i^EBEE^i^B^i 


"" V^^UM^ UUtk7^bmr. ■ 


Raak,n..'alod 6 e-n,ao: and. ..oral of all. .Mr. 












" Why," soid I. " in ell bis enumoratien af 


R.nkin himself h.s re.ei.ed a Mason la a little 


,.,..- ... ... ^bormgiod^reylbosod^ 


Inio be'na. smfit »'" If M.'sonV or"TIi "ot".' 


Every ami 'inTbTfoandaiioa 


ofu'my'.iiet.ni- 


«w '"•■■" tot ^-'i™*- " bit *-™i™* 


the item, of our goodly heritage, for which we 


.1, J.TrtMt U. unir, far 'las areata.* .1 Ih. 


i1; : .^r:rIH : iHSrE , 


secret confederates, had „nly lh. an friend. 

af .pen .n.titatians lo fear, they might well be 


plo 1. a lie, and ibroaghoul a 


^pp 


nifowliicli r„.\ c.T,- v,.i. In Mt. lo'gllib^fb'uBc 


an ovonight inlo which a. e.aag.lic.l mini.- 


and good Brolhor Rankin i. haply growing 


nmkes so many seek in s.ourlly of wealth and 


Ibey aland from u, r. , he hells, for 


' nd 8 '.rrel,K,oaand',„ora°i l ,l 


ia4d«)lio«l.w;ih 


in woman Cod's last, betit, earthly gift lo man. 


.ccU.lome.llojojuln.n.Jop^penh.^^Qra.d 


•'"ear; ," and those minds in which Iho religion 


',IJoh7»»To° , a.7od 'on!, bVgi.ing '■'up""'' 


Dialogue n. ..... a an '..in. . m. Mason, a 


lhai which has obtained ip, a 


time Iho- «orld 


"'d '^'ili"^'^^"^ .'.'-" m't'l!!J illrn'r^ndal- 


be' ibleko il is all foil, and m.dae.s lo trust lb. 






Seceding; Mason and an Outsider. 












S^SSSj 


Outsider— Why. friend sscader. ibey say you 


elearl, an.l pre-eiaiaeally an 


nal nai.kiod for 
Jl lo mooopolhe 


■^y'onT.ll Towtbe^wnTand i^^'rtW- 


ibinks^hey should bo put dawn b, the strong 
arm. Well, he Ought la kaew Sol a rogoe lo 
cateharogae. 1 gueas be'e oiore Ihaa half right, 
and I'll judge his order es be judges other.. 


^htlllieetZnt'h' ■ V 




pnrfeeily rabid, in faei be is oa aoloal mono. 


InVg^L^am .. 


rre" 1 ::;;, 




That's scripture meaaure. aa, »a," 


The full Tssurnnce el failh. attended with 




,::z::z;:E:Eh^:, 


oiher mailera, bul ub.olulely deranged oa Ibis. 

ibangh 1 was onoo eery near it, whan, like 
yoaraell, I was .a fa.o.naled b, tho old .erpenl 


zB™^" 1 


ISSs 


etil. Ilnppy t>'« °" ""7 ?• . 0< *! 8P * r Q l d 


^S^ShS^It'dm 



34 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER 15, 



The Christian Cynosure, j ^7 ^I^t^C^S 

EI1ITORUL COBEE8PONDENCE. 



To the Riaderi of the Cynoture: 
information grftmMn this -voyage for JO»" 



1st. The Maeonio caldron in tins SliWim 



ubev in a local [Ohio) lodge insulted I 
j MasodB by deriding tho Bible as ' 
composition got up and got out by 
king." The church -members and t 
r- especially in the lodge disciplined 






Memphis," or '■ 1 
bottom, lights to s 



> complacently, c 



ONAL E1P1AKATION8. 
■oftkttynowt: 



itluence of Free-Masonry worse and nit 
lacable than the influence of slavery. 

Whulon College, of which I am now 
cnt, has been fully endorsed by the Sti 
ical associations to wlnoh I belong, by t 
ago Congregational Union, by Prof, 
laven. and all tho Congregational pas 



ago [H05J the faculty of And. 



E. P. Barrow. 


ond Egberl S 


myth, reqi 


be American 


rul Sooiely, 


(i , I| ,., U |, |1] ._ 


.herefrom 


•tab* .MM 


oeietic," 


Sccre(nr)-, '26 ( 


.rohil.. H.. 


used such 



try of thai Boston Trt 



shows symptoms of dyit 



bove and 


a multitud 


of like fac 


the infl 


once .of F 


ree-Maaonr 


in Cinoi 


oe at Mar 


Ripley hav 


pledged 




ousand do 



Free Masonry by evac 
[enounced by such me 



vidonlly intended t 
nd strong denial of 
chard and Finney 



these Christian 



i of logical reasoning and will 



piibly silly impel 



ily what might have been blown." as v 
But, soys"Tyrian," "whon tho iuit: 



ea, Masonry is a perfect Qallio. cares 
juo of Ihese things. But we understand t 



e th.- labor.i nl our predec 



Holy One to dwel 
'■ conceptions, th 



ilure of justification where there is reforma- 

m." Aa a practical matter of fact, therefore, 

Tyrian" desoribes it sufficient for salvation 
it be attainod. Tho trouble is it is not al- 
ined without the knowledge of Christ. To 

:complish it is the peculiar work and glory of 
God by the Holy Ghost, shed on the redeemed 
jh Jesus Christ, purifying their hearts by 

through the flesh." Tho law of nature the 









ill nations unt" this day, bo- yet lived who 

iicd not tho light when it vis- 1 gin that they Boon found they would be r 
moles and bats, and birds and a laughing-stock so generally and bo long 
lunk into their caverns and it was doubtful whether they would bo able to 
led themselves with the shades slick to tho lie long enough to out-live the ridi 
purity of night in the day lime, that cule, and verify tho maxim of the evil one, tha 



t of candle light oft 



detail! ul-jecls, nctually d 
i objects, really direcliuj 
sun's light, and yet as 





y. who ie going to b 


Tool enough lo 




higher when hoi. 




dv! 


Bojond entire ,ono 


itoolionothe., 


r u> 


1 Nolhing-,,1,.., 


dently-nolhing 



-Tyrian's"olaim 
worldly gain by il 



Of your cra/i. Your 



eta in view, but thej 











§K 


i sEfflr 




BOOK NOTICE. 


Eipl. 


t Question. The Skeptical 


mi .r . 


und sense and deep piety 



tie Christianity." Kant and his followei 
ught a philosophy which corrupted all Ge 



.8 Doism, Atl 



o openly out 
vastly more 



liings in the Odd 



tappincss of " the garden of Eden," 
d hut a single prohibition. God told 

turely die." (Gen. ii. 17.) Here be 
cd that Adam had no experience of 
I, or of the death threatened. What 

mply by faith in God's 



- edge. 






tuoho 



really 



U appropriate 
iger ground of 
Hainiy than God's testimony ? Tho first 
dam, thou, stood simply by faith. But, 
oubtlcss. in allusion to God's declaration) Sa- 

-so making n direct attack on Adam's faith in 
od. But lo givo his lying assertion power, 
io arch adversary immediately oppoolcd to 
io appetite, the pride, and tho ambition of 
lan's heart — the tree was good for food, 
leasant to the oye, and to be desired to make 
as wis.0, — " iu tho day ye eat thereof, ye shall 
o as gods, knowing good from evil." (Gen. 
., 1-5.) But, however strongly (ho appeal to 
io appolitc, the pride, and tho ambition might 
b urged, yet, if Jaith had stood firm, no sinful 



been foiled, and Adam oomc 


off victorious. Bui 




is faith away from 


God, nnd believed Satan, am 


showed it by tho 


external not of " eating tin. 


forbidden fruit." 




van unbelief— man 




.ving God" (Heb. 


ii., 1-2), ohose Satan as 1 




hence tho apostate angel be 


auie from that un- 


happy moment, "The god 








lisobediL-uce." (Cor. JV., ■ 


and Eph. U., 2.) 






fell through unbelief. Wo 


can go no further 


back; tho Bible slops with 


his terrible sin of 




: and then, in its 


vhulo smbsu'iiueal testimony 


points forward to 



gl.irify ihm 



t tho Son of God 






If thou wtlt worship me." To accomplish 
ais wished -purpose, he presented laws to his 
ungcr, his pride, and his ambition." (I.uks 
,., 1-13.) Iu faith, then, the Sonof God oamo 



l.rJMMMTIO.V Or' (iOOl) TEMPLAUI.SM. 






io church of God. 
3. I have lost faith 



" ■■•''-TH" 

6. I don. 

principle, 



standing in the way of 



quarterly dues, they arc bus 
pelted from the order, and thus di 
benefits. 
6. I do not consider tho lodge i 






ginally made 
3od in righteo 






ng society then could 



l' finy-i-lii cuuld obtain twice the Bum by a 



lolidays by sending ui long 



:auso tho Jews, after I 



mu upright, but they h 





».t br. 


oghl 


hoal lhi,e.rr 


n 1 


rrlblo 


yilm 


■1 thai h. whie 


oll- 


engulph 


ly lo 


;^££ 




bono 








ir, by 




ep 


e.ene. 


of Ih 


Holy Spirit. 




.1 «nd 


enrnr 


tabic is it here 


two 


lerypl 


in aa 


I particular re 




oh mo; 


ahed 


light upon ou 



riivn- |.U b 'tH'8 bavo been v. 



Masonry. Tho Odd Fellows wore mindei 

s good a right lo— only io many people | thsis : Amid all tho rich priviloges and t 



"P 


8HJVHED SCOUNDRELS." 


*oh, and 


such like, are the epithets by whioh. 








Lodge above) designates such men 






s who, 




red the! 


deeds." Acts 19:18. 



t their first meal after they had bound them- 
dves, under a great curse, that they would 
either oat nor drink (ill they had killed Paul. 
ola 28:12-14. Perjured as those Jews would 
ave been hod they penitently abandoned botb 

Perjured as Peter was when he wept bitterly 



rjured as Jeff. Davis would b 



made him do it. 




Perjured as th 


eKuKlux Thugs wilt 


Perjured as th 


aths to keep all score 


ruth and nolhin 


I but the truth," ^bo 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER 15, 186S. 



EXTRACTS FROM Pl'BLISIIKRS' LETTERS. 





Vcrn 


nCo 


ler, Mian. 


To 


i nre undoubtedly ongag 


•din 










king the Ct 








of fighting 




formidnbie, who bus 








retly an d so slrongly i 








QlilfoB, endangering fb 




rly of botb 




he God of all righteou 
















Yours Iruly, I. 


LBu 


MIWAMU. 



■] i-uclo-.-.l -:; far subaariptiona 



jon, Mich., Dec. 8, 



>uld like to tak. 



paper. I am highly pleased with it, and t 









?-Mr. Win. Johnson, a highly ■-..■Hpecu.ijls 
' 'ivi'iK ir i.-vii.-vn. cum... in hi- .Ivmh. n 

ry, in (he lodge-room at Geneva, while 
bli udiol, led, he fell, by some njeonB, and dislo- 
aled his neck. Death ensued, a day or two 
fter. If the Masons have any auch silly clap- 



mil dio to see it. Of th 
Our Lord Jesus Chriai 



Ui-^I-on. >'. Y., Dec. 9,1 



M. R. British. 
LimaTille, Ohio. 



Iowa, Oct. 10, 1868. 



is marked by the same sound discr 
enlightened judgment that disLing 
ginning, it is Ctrlaln of a yrand tut 




2 


uds of a 


higher 


£& 


the' land "l^ C0Dfid ° nCe ™ d ^ 


nage all over 


7 


,. ,|,k-. 


aeknow 


l.dg. I bid 
morally bin 


God demands it of a faithful 


ainistry and 








membership throughout all our ch 


rohos, of all 


■rfo 


,i i 


ny cods 


.,..„„.. 



work undertaken Tor God and the vindication oi 
por and nueUiti it by their labora and prayer) 

B. T. F, cam, 

Pastor of Baptist Church. 

I can do. Men wonder how wo cm k nau> on y 
thing about Masonry, and consent to half-year; 
only, and that as a special favor. I wish yoi 



1 was quite well supplied with doou- 



ThTTH SUPPRESSED. 



I have heard nothing from you touching tl 
publication of my manuscripts, or the rc-issuii 

.30th and received Oct. 3d. Much interest 

quired of why ike paper is not rc-tasued. It 
belioved here that neither the publication of tl 
manuscripts nor the paper will be permitted i 

Thia is admitted to be an alarming slate i 



ae would suppose would Imvo been sufficient to 
live aroused the entire nation to a sense of the 

urnals dart or are disposed to publish these 


returned on the 16th of Septembe 
learned that Morgan was kidnappe 
ably murdered. 1 conversed with 


aTInd f"!bL public gmlr Cot sVeT thai 


I now read the first produotio 


en, long cro this, published all through the 


writings, and reflected deeply on 
the murder of Morgan and the con 


SE^cS^'^ 


fraternity in relation to his abduct 

oaths and principles of the order, 
fully satisfied that to conlluue'long 
institution was not my duty. I ex 



did Odd-Fellowa ; not Good. Templars, surely.— 
Editor.] 



Elder David Bernard's Kxperleuce In Free- 
Masonry, with Ills Reasons Tor treating 
Ills Masonic Oaths as being Null and 
Told. 



Y fellow men, I readily received the threi 
degrees. My disappointment none cat 

mccs, been led in the same paths of folly ant 
i. 1 silently withdrew from the institution 



the reception of the chaptural degrees my ei 
alba of a Royal Arch Masi.n, which obligat 
full slop, and objected to proceeding, I w 



ag some queries to ft Mosonio f 

ere founded on the Old Tcslam 



Tom denouncing it as evil. 

.king in the higher orders to redeem the eh 

.ered the lodge or perfection and took the it 
fablo degrees. 

About this time I learned that William M 
ran was writing Masonry for publication. 

Handing and a Royal Arch Mason. He 

vould bo one of a number to put him out of 
vay ; that God looked upon tho institution w 

jerpetjators to light; that there' had alr« 

ispeoted there would bo another on that d 
ind fiually'attempled to juatify his murder fr 



and to attend to members who were 
il with their proceeding*!, I attended 

s duly opened and ike subject intro- 









sont, boldly asserted I 



the next meeting of tho lodge, by the t 
of the Master, I attended. Here a boo: 



Many questions were asked and insults offered 
[ told them frankly I had spoken against 



iBo they must suffer tho consequences. My 
ioua were not removed, and t requested 



> professed ministers of Christ, infidels an 
ukards from Buffalo to Albany were unite 



me lowu to another. In short, the) 



Christ. John Q. . 



knowledge 
tings on the subject ho alii 



t 1 Imv 



i subject sins which cause God to 
uuker-Huame K„1k -rts and the place 



:onneotion which some of her members ho 
rormed with institutions of the world— instit 



er ; diminished the strength and weakened tht 

olng offended the Holy Spirit of God, causing 
dm to stand 'afar off,' wkile spiritual declen- 
sion, with a ooldncss like death, has chilled the 



If t 






gro 



nguage of inspiration, we may seriously in 
lire, What part has a professed follower o: 

si to tho maimed, the halt, the blind, the poor 

•ell ns to the healthy, wealthy and powerful 
itk on institution whoso foundation principh 
i selfiskness ! Or what part hath tho followei 
f Him who did nothing, in secret, but alwnyi 



rofesses the highest regard for the authority 






hath light with darkness ? and who 


S 


aent hath the temple o 
ye are the temple of tk 
kith said, I will dwell 


ir God, and 

n thing; and 


Si 


etvo you, and be o. Fat 
kail be my sons and da 
Almighty.' » 


er unto you 
ghters, saith 


and you 


SECEDIKG 


HABONS. 




Ou July 4th, 1828, a 


convention o 


seceding 






Beebe, Hinsdale, 8; Burrougk 
renden, 7; Noah B. Denton, Cov 



. Hutching, Le Roy, 3; Henry f,.nkih, 

Mills Avorill, Bethany, 3; Noah Ingoi 
bion, a ; Chapman Hawley, Niagara Co. 
Dabell, Prallsburgh.'lO; Frederick ( 



tubjec 



Psalm I vid Reed, Hopev 



Orson Nicholson, Albion Orleans Co., 8; J. K 
Brown, Barrc, 7 ; Enos Bacholdor, La Roy, 8; 
Stephen Robinson, Spnngwotcr, 3; Roborl 
MoKoly, Clarenoe, 2; John Law, Lo Roy, i- 
Isaac S. Filch, Jamestown, Ckaiaque Co. ; Sam- 
uel Lodyard. Pultneyville, 3; John Smith. 
Pittsburgh, 3; Benjamin F Welles, Pallnoy 
3; Anson Hinman, Piko, Alleghany Co., 3 
Samuel D. Greene, Batavia, 8; Chester Coc 
mgton, .3; Theodore Hooker, Dutchess Co, 



Eliji 



oPlai 



John Tomlinson. Stafford, 3 , Nathan M. Mann, 
Wales, Erie Co., 7 ; Nathan Townsend, Batavia, 
Andrew Couso, Coienovia.8; Russell Wnlorsi 
Caienovia; W. J. Edson, Batavia, 2; David C, 
Miller, Batavia 2; James Rolf a, Elba, 3; Geo. 
W. Blodgolt, Le Roy, 2 ; Uriah Slaylon, Lo Roy, 
3 ; Hollia Piatt, Lo Roy, 21 ; Norman Bontly, 
Miles P. Lampson, Lo Roy, 



Henderson, 4, H. P. Dwight, 4; J. M. Canfield 
Harbor, i ; Daniel Potior, Ilounslkld; E, G 

Porlor, Houiiflfiold, 8, Asher Bobbins, Adams, 
Eliska Fuller, Rodman, 3 ; Joseph Bacon, Jr 
Harbor, 8 ; John Thompson, Adams, 3 ; Jorcd 



h, Ellisburg, 3 ; Z. Poni 
. Road, Henderson, 3 ; I 
, 3; Alfred Mason, V 



Vill the public carefully exami 
mature and place of residence 



red within that oath-bound fraternity, 
lontion of young men especially ia called 
subjeot. P. G. 



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PEB80-XAL iW0LL£CT10\S. 



I cnme lo Cincinuali in l*:t« snJ loft " 



.gnorant of Uio>Btory of (lie ftge 

propoaes a vastly important worl 



night be solitary ; let oo joyful 






Daily Oaitttt. July 1 



ad, beyond all competition, ''the afalofal idiloP[*5* ,B,i * 

veal of .lie AllegbanicV' or cast cilber Id 
udjuent 

Tbi' LteiouL-i-ftlii' purly lui.l ruled [bis conn 
or almost sixty years will, interruptions 
,Vhig success just about enough lo keep l 



f New York (oallcd the Empire 
le Democratic party, and the All 



judgment" (appUedji 






SECRET SOCIETIES.- I'RES. HITCHCOCK. 



Ui-.-ilu-l.) I'l.i.ro).. ..I... -v 



THE UIVIItlM. I.IM'. 






stage Uo begins (o thinh Mini 



UUillMtY KttTIIKII Id THE HASHES IV 



Union, Why is litis suite of tilings T The 
louimon pooplo board Christ gladly. The poor 
.avo [be gospel prooobed lo tbem. and tbo dis- 
iploi of Cbr.bt bare always been found maiit- 

i.o). alter il.c flesh, not many migbly. not many 






government, and by that resistance Van 
lost bia second nominate and Wrigh. b 

give the slaveholders the r.gbl to viola 

tempted to give up tbo Amistad captives 






(the Gazette) in thuso wat 



n rl."v are dui.-iik'illy o|ijpuKed r.i r I, 

" ": 1: ' L "; : ""j " ! >. '''"-'"' .""'.J M ri l, 

S in the slavehotdiug Stales iu this V, 
ked or thought of by the Abolitionist 



' -f'-"".V e.r| a ,. n ..1 

laity of that single ult 






.pologhingr "Voi 



b opened bis mouth -. 






The eighth President writes like a Free 
ion, and probably is one. The sum u f bis I 
nooy is that good young men belong lo tb 



jr :«ui .lui-stiuiH for fear of giving 
vtsll always be people cnuugb who 



All corumuiiicationa intended t»r 
iblication or for the editors should be 
Idressed to Rev. J. Bludtud, ... to 

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"In secret have I said nothing;." — Jesus Christ. 



VOLUME 1. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1868. 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 A YEAR. 



NUMBER 10. 



The christian Cynosure. ::t4t;Si:J:"i:;:s:;:^:;r'' , : ,, t' i "■• i ,"". , r; 5 "r^r-' «■-<*..«. ■*. ;»,..■, ,. c ,„, rlteJ „ . Bj „ Jipl .„,„ Mj , tc| „ , h7 ^— 

— ■ ',„ „ ' ' ™ •: , . - c t"n t in. thereof Bball be conferred upon tkoxe that which leaped forth from ltd rock, nod I whole secret or tnua analall.. J,„u k„ .1 111. »»™ Architect! Bui could bo not 

NIK CHEAT MILITARY BKIMON. ,uc reveling; and, con-idcnng (but be wa<-' who are really needy in no case.if it can by any my flocks wore well wa.ered, and the sons and 'a bubble into tbm air ' m,;an ,hc 9Mnp »>J a™ud Llama or Siva • Vol 

sot the Ohio, the Tennessee, the Cumber- showed better generalship If,' |,y DhZ 1~ T IZ tl!!ii, .'i!'ly uh' ,i' H,, ^"'u, ^' cToVmv] will! had *m*MbmU* ^"h ^ '^b'l B *" Unt ' P" blisn ' ,d in 18tJ1 - Edmond Petty*. ' heaven has norLlhor^d^^o^reUL^bl' 11 



Nol 



,iml. -Incn ihc 



grand triumphal reunion in WasbingK 
equalled It, Tbo formersignulizcd the ti 

Of course tho soldiers did not exactly any 
ly military nor civil. But, partaking of 
from party politics; and while their rcun 



irposo of finishing the 



know 


edged 


hca 




peopl 


tort 


co 




poster 


lyth 


fr 


" l 


dial. 


It nee 














fendo 


1. T 


c,i 


y, 










Jraud" 


and 


of 


la 


less sa 


isfyin 




Or 



WHO KNOWS? 



eld Hcoesley brandy, and 100 do of ' 









mm, Thomas and Terry, S elsby a 



just such wrecks of Nut 






oitcd Stales suffering fur 



[.<><!.,< of llh-u.;.,, A f \wl,\. ,V., 

brethren of all subordinate lodge, in thu juri 

It has been represented tome that certified 

id by lodges, lodge officers, and lodge men 
>ers, to enable persons 1 proceed from lodg 
lodge, or, in an itinerant manner, to apply 

■ ■I. ..],;.„ i., r relief. 









sickness of a worthy Mason when a bill w 



iciubers, and Anally a • hail fellow, well 
had crackers soaked in wine and other liquors. 



ves, who could not be 
d who. with sleepless ey 



Jut not to reflect upon Masons in this parti' 
ar locality, or to note severely every delin- 
>ncy which comes to light, wo will record e 
e which presents a different aspect to theii 

ved by tho. death of worthy myatit 
thers : 

n another part of this same county, a young 
a was killed suddenly. Ho wob a H 






1 overflowing. Beware of tho doubli 
mindness which comes of Indulging in a worlc 






Bill, alas I" said ho, " the flno gold becanv 
nt, bad lost iu joyful sound. I played tb. 






$16, and saying no more need bo expected, as, 

1 day is an unprincipled 'man, nor do we 
how many vagabonds will have to give 

Bet of our "Most Worshipful Grand Mas- 
is purely selfish will nevor ruin itself by 
these fellows it right — who knows? 



tiers little, '■CaroLuV which n iiul.t . 
■liculer case. But one thing Is clea 
s edict of the Grand Master— the secre 



rprcfcnsions-Bimpiyfrilxc. The 



jn^verynaiurallyresonio.heope.nnetbod, 
a only one proper to truly aad purely benevo- 
nt acta. But here they ore headed off by the law 






But, one thing we 












VAIN CURIOSITY THE PARENT OP SHAMB. 

Baisokidqb, Bee. 1, 18C8. 
To the Editor of the ChrUtim Cgaotitre t 



„,, who, uud-r Used, cipline. are obll ( 
"" discipline which diredlj referr 






id now to conclude," said my 
master, " I will give you freely n 

upon this subject by an Wustratioi 












r tho earth, shall call on 1 



ooks am 

aoeof that glorious and only Sovi 

owoakly and so wickedly disown, 

MASONIC PREACHERS 

We are informed by a ■ 
.'naively, that the people 



by any such names, i 



Uyaron 
orshlp the God of Froo-Masonry and they dn 



religion. He trails his bannei 

and degrades his Savior to a com 

1 under the sun. And are we to 
ig to do with enemies but to pnt'll 



devil, by keeping silent whet 
rrupt men in high places 






them will .ay 


since 


r.ly. 


form Ih. dulie. 


jjasr 


j*f 


s 


some fifty obscqui 


oporly replied 


»i. 




nluiniif totlnk 






d Fellows and Free Masons 



' What are we 



jodiei do: throw open their pay 



indie, the water leaped, doors and invite in wife, children and friends, ' 1 



a the worship of the Grand architeci 
, msans the tame whtthar he says Jesus 






high places brought to light, they would 
oU the crimes known to Sing Sing and 
- Tbo people must rise up and sbow 



ISABELLA IN EXILE. 

aria remarks : 

It is probably a pleasant event in the life of 
Napoleon to see a Bourbon thrown upon hii 
ispltolity, the very woman who only Eve yean 



er. The Spaniards maybe as unfor- 
M tbo French, and escape from the 






JEFF. DAVIS* TRIAL. 



38 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: QglCAGO, PUCEM BEg- 29, "^ 



I TOLD VOl SO! 



The Christian Cyaosurs, %t^rtZ^TJTrZT '»X 'ZlZL^JJ,** Lom-.A V ...L. 

UKI.-ulsOMts OD t III IU II KKLLOW. '"" 'j ^ ^ ^ , ^ _ ,„._ ];| ^ (ji|l .. (1< . „ ljr clllirf .„ . ,„ ut 01l ,. Pb ,|. ar ,d running perchance there l.appe.x » coincidence between I thftt ^ oWm i ■ff ae bj ID glgn as a tealouapaU 
0„r firsl convention .1 Aurora .ok no ac.ion ^ ^..^ ._ „ g w|l(j lhjo fcuk| i^p^cl ujiou'.servauce, invented >J u .hu, stniUnfg o i ^ ^"^ ^ ,'„ cl „, m , inuBUnl prM . ^ ^"^S^';^" .^ J lt . r . * TU ,.y 



Tbo action of the Pittsburg (Kklional) Con- . cbiUri , n , vin di8poso tllpm 1D mnDu ood t 
..!.'■■■■.. May 5ih, 18G8, was presented by Dr. ■ • (Mli j^^ • 






of his name has been lo themni Joohin and [that this is the last annual message to bo inflid- 

ingle letter of bis, however, if *"' ! ed on tho nation by one whoso administration 

bo viewed only in the light of a judgment 



» something of tins two-fold hUm ,, r , sl . VVP j ,. y Washington himself, and 
o, m our retrospect, we con- pre3entcd , . Ul : hUlorian by the Washington 
3 d has wrought fur .he eomn- ; ^-^ [0 niJ hil „ in vvH(jl)[ , lLc lifc of w „ b . 






all in authority and to honor our rulers, and 
therefore wo pray Thee that Thou wilt nui suf- 



' PRIVATE CORRESPONDENCE. 
Slcamburg, N. T-. Dec. 1st, li 















idea sgnjnsi 'them. C 
uilty or the inipndei 



ere ia an eilrnct from (bat spec-!.: im.il yr,u w.-re i knsrd r» ;.-i,d it lo me. . The 
Soldiers! \our woik of di-sol.ii.un :....( ^^ ,,,.,,,., i(i . ,., >iilir ,,.„,,,. llllVQ prc¥l , tl ,. 



decisive and gloi 
byan'.ulcllcctu: 






mve. Tbo idiior 



I, a moral and religious strife, 
igbleousncss whiob exhtlclh a 
iVy the sin which whiob in a 
people : aud wore particularly 



and opposed lo ll 


« cut- 


nl.n rot 


6 iou. 


■> J, 1 - 1 ued 01 


<2. That it is ev 


ty ct 


nation's 


July to -bavo 


7 rleilbrrgeu 


no fellowship wit 


""" 


"'"'"'" 


..otkoofJork- 


""<"■""'■ """ 


rHH 


oljo 


'.'■.'"i 


" a '" t ,"™°] 


r ': ; l-.-".- 


ed" by it to lake 


l" 


ISi 


OvmbyCBflil 


c n°VVoL»L' 


lag iu this, to m 


o»ol 


ken. 


to • fight over 


,. Th.t.tis. 


church rules. A 




K roles e 


.cludo. oobod, 


ohristian fiction, 


till you have fait 




, meoku 


,9 and cuuroge 


o.ltl.bo.th.. 


™m!!^S 


hem; 


""I''! 


uVave Christ's 


s pvifaaaaaij Pn. 



»us fabrications," rendered inlo homely Saioo, 
we suppose, would be, "silly lies." Aud wi 











■atapToot IBo 




odoby 




odecmon ncl 


OBilodo, Ibo u 


"■• 


"" ' 



roiiu lLi8 f * st *«' u.pnl rigl.is No l,..,'iiali..i>* of bnuinn brother 












erly reported— by one who bad 



supers 



=ll-],i.|.. Ml. 



nily gfttheringi mid holy delights. 






rilim,IH> WVf.fi UIINM1IU.. 



I Epiacopal fea.L an, 
Us and neighborhooc 



fclai^.ic . 
oil other-: 



Mrs. Childs (bus gives, correctly, the history 
of Chrislmns, and praisea tbo priestly trick by 
which (he nations of the wesl wore brought to 



. of thelodgemeu; 



Imvi? di.-|d.'H.Hvd the lodguott'i 









u h\o\\u ik.ui;m\. 



the letters of J. Q. Adams hud Col. Win, Slone, 
sou's Proofs of a Conspiracy, etc., eto. 

giually published, before Free-Masonry had 
believe truly, that in that address Washington 
associations, and meant it lo apply to Free- 












i^Tburc i^uongk iu the above paragraph U> t 



r ble document. 

9 1 The characltr of Washington must he re; 

e cued from the libellous publications oft! 

3 ! doubt thai rf Masonry had been developed i 

as under Iho administration of J. Q. A< 

, that Wellington would have shown hin 

as decided an anti-Mason as Adams di. 

falso and knavish. -'schemes derelt 

i fai.- profasHious ; and as Washington's day 

J. Bf-AMCJIAU,,. Masonry, 'and aa ho did (Lille more than 



!.i-.il!,lul -niJ Ji.ruci jLal I 



: calendar ■■commemoration" and snints'-daybl jiy £iew Year:" 



our renders, one and nl), a -Hap- 



- ..nJ favorable 
l-ll.Klishl.-dBC. 



-,,.,, i, ,,rly il would ht- discouraging I 
hu'i- wludps-likc l he old Iiidinii, tlu- 



ily g"rcal mischief under blasphemous oaths of 
socrooy; and her illegitimate sons, begotten by 






3 to 1798— covering bis wholo public | K IV1 *» '" ll1 ' 11 ' "' '"''' "'"' l "'^ ^""" '"^ Il ' i ' p '"' 



act that il was merely a charitable opiuioo 
>nsed on ignorance or want of positive evidenci 
.gainst the lodges. As be had nol alien. led tin 
lodges, he could not pretend to Anoio whclbci 
they were or were nol contaminated with tin 



it reply lo all Ih 
inclpled boasting 
.ington is Stolen a 









MASONIC TOLERATION AND CIIABITT. "cr 



arraign brother Telei 

and by employing st, 
.y brow-beaUng the ci 
ng [lie causo also hit 











m ,he .hurch. We are a 


so credibly 


oly ze^l 


for enforcing atLdancc. 


pen Royal 










there were sundry 




vho had, 


for a much longer period 


Wholly ab- 












ually and 


.penly in 




them was 


-..SCiplM, 


invoked, only these two w 


o absented 


J Ldl.-Y 


ig il (whether correcfly or 


erroneous- 


y, we sa 


not) to bo their duty thu 
nslor who openly glories i 


S; 



Freo-M.isonry mean simply IJ 



byt 



1 off the deadly blow 
jembly in getting a 



[ruth and the right, 



lian anti-Mason. Slave-holders and Free-] 
sons, alike in character are alike in desli 
Let them persecute. 

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. 



! ANTI-MASON. 

I have a nominal connection wilh Masonry, 
nl always felt it to be anli-chrislian and deis- 
ieal. The reading of the scriptures in the 
adgc and Ihc application made of them I regard 

I was never designed that they should b 
tsed and applied. As well use them, as 

iflered iu the lodge, especially at initiatiol 






.ugbl 1 



i orlhei 



oighl n 



i dare, not speak out. If Free-Masonry i 






dly be expected from what was to 
.earing tbo beginning. It is indee 
70 document, and to us, mora suggestive of the 

■Though thou bray a fqol wilh a 

icss depart from him." It is also suggoatiyo of I 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO.OBEOEMBEK Wl m.. 



Itimanl'. lApiTls n.r In lljiMiiirj and Ecu- 
sons Tor treating tils Masonic Hal" 
Null an Void. 



To accomplish this, I was conf 
' etteclunl method could bo adoptee 
> to make full disclosures of lis st 
jia end I then osorled myself. Al 
change or minds with some of lb 

w ,l to Uir in.iiitntion was called, t 






Ut the 



," the principles of mor 
.•unguilty <>r moral' po 
il tendency, is opposed I 

me to an end. My refn, 
renounce fealty to the o. 
■l^lmy .t,-r,r I am g uilly 
arefully and thoroughly 



The degrees of Murk, Past ami Most Escc 






ARE MASONIC OBLIGATIONS BINOlNli ? 



rere Msisuiu morally bound 



ley prepared thoir combnjtibles. 



■ proof of tl 



■ TMlly l.in.l 
ur.,,1,] only 



either morally or legally binding 



,T, 


i,..l i.j r,i 


»a. d™„ ii 


«°"„ d 


« foreign 


sz'ziz 


Vlljn 
Cnijhl 


li^|..>Ulr S 


iHfl 






ready to help 'us. Km i 1UT er till by i! 
englli along to the tup of fho bill. 



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ENOCH HONEYWELL'S APPEAL. 









Entered. Apprcnth 



oiples 



the J- in,. -ipl.-s oflruth and justice; to 
irel a grand conspiracy formed by a 



by Templars in coal 
Olher Masonia oblignti 



y ™«>n>e '" "cl in either case simply would 
ei 6 hbor, ni y country or my God, bo I did," noi 
icplot or reveal the coniplricyVl should be 



helluT the principles of niorul ol.ligaib, 



r the pledge and upon ihi 



were then alopped, and has 
new generation. But, by 
l.ublica.lion.andbyagcne 

multiplying itself toafearfu 

■•Not a press, cicepf anli 
yel. Again tbey say it i 



Aurora Christian; 

CONVENTION, 



'iumpkanlly through. 












e.gu people, and w 

Now, if this same 

our land, and is alii 
rying to control u 


slioulJ 

el; and 


ns to accomplish 
|ot excepted. 

; at the reins and 
not every patriot 
ts wide-spreading 


a'rTa^.trong'^day T't£j were 


COMUESS. 

Infer Ihol the early resumption of 



■read the beams of light, so that no more liap- 
»s victims shall bo caughl, and that those al- 






Tyled 






IHinutes oftho 

National Christian Convention. 

0, :r(l£ eJh,^ r .t&^.ic, | h u | Jut 

FITTSB'F-BGr', j irfffl o hSi Tt 
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Rev. I. A.. HART, 






EZRA A. COOK, ^^^'''u^u^^^^^.^usu 
SCATTER THE DOCUMENTS. ' V/))''^"-'-'*"' '" J 1L "" 1 " 1 ""j^ 

8B0BETISM! in relation u> ilu- I'nrli) „!' u / ,',','- ;,". IN '"^ ,! - ™ bLSFlUfi m52 

llie Church, and thr Snfcij of Hie stule. ' ii'i'i-, - .','".. "i.,, 1 ,,;. I-.V '.".'. ;",',,, r..''"',''. ( "" r " 



Dl'SINERS NOTICE 



EZRA A.CQOK, 



w-Ktuoiiry, *», 



JNO. T. WALSH, 






I 



lodge of Knight Templar's, of Buffalo, lose,: 

a Knighi Templar, applied to one John Mann, 
' (a blacksmith by trade) and who was also a 
I Knight Templar, to accompany him to Batavia, 



«rr(lpliuus of corrupt men in high p 
rough! to light, they would include al 



■ays stultified by sins in high plai 



Light on Free Masoui), 



Unpin into Free Masonry ."gjjj 

BY Bl.DKR J. 0. Sl!.\i n i' (1 \ ., 

■ Si-rth E'h't ion. vrie% 60 cento. ZettifB "\ '. 



: CHRISTIAN PRESS. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, DECEMBER 29, 1868. 



PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS. 



Whoever attempt* I 



a and prejudices of the people Tor their 

id. 

e was a "specific state tax, now nearly 

[ltd Slates Bank, destroyed by General 
Jackson, was seeking a charter from the Penn- 
sylvania Legislature. Mr. Stevens brought in 



■ .1. vim ibiukcr or somet 



a (the Blare) bo devotion to Chri 



iclp it. This I know, thai Ha. 
■, as earnestly as Paul: '■ The o< 



gel, in passing, that " the common people hi 
him gladly." I said I saw Mr. Stevens in 1 
riabnrg, in 1S35-6. I saw him last in 1861 

Our Acquaintance in (ho interim of thirty-U 

With one single exception, in Lanoaiter, Pa., I 
neror saw him in all that time. 

When I first knew him ho was the leader i; 
the only anli-Masonio State government; 

fugitive out of tho courts where ho practiced 
and tea, in n lime and place whore strong drin! 

Cooper {a former law student or Stevens), by 
Roman Catholic and other influences, procured 



iDga and, after ho hod done speaking, f< 

6tevens' course on Umperanct and tdu 
that Stevens' course on temperance (on 

distillery market for their corn ; audi! 
helping Pennsylvania College was unjust to the 
Catholic voters in his constituency. 

were perfectly terr!6o. Certain it is that ; 
convinced those houest Germans that Coopei 



.light in (ho (English) 









[ipluiuing Stevens' conduct by attributing it i 



clovalion and cndi, Stevsui uad U* aaa» lg. 






certain great principles underlying all 
jovernment, such as the right of trial by 



inga arc 1 



ears, will sec the accepting gaining st 
n the non-accepting districts, until lh. 
.varico flNho people, fearing lest they should 
ose, and their neighbors get that public I 



iforo the mighty geniu 






and popular argu 



derstnndiog andc 



it and might Slate, borne down by 
larlyism, prejudice and political dt 
mbers ana h»i„ (tvr »* tW »™., 
ority of tho people would cavo vol 



in Pennsylvania against our national Cpa 
,k lodgings in Ilarrisburg, at a popuh 

ry; lectured to tho young ladios in a popi 

er and his political suite from the pulp 



■my .1..11U1-3. and a fifty d 



leman is a Judge 
epeatedly paid, for 






taping a hol«l of hit Th» msoting| ous andlnpal 



ty or body of men whoso oatl 
auction of law and whose pn 
tot open to public scrutiny an 
id yonr petitioners, therefor 
imbly pray that tic said act incorporating 

repealed ; and, as In duty bound, yot 



mo to freedom of speooli, 



lent and invective, cri 
"But you tell me thai 



» Thei 



.uoded by such freemen !! [No hum 
on or description could describe his j 



tempt on the tempi, 



ever bo fully ntt. 
id to all its rights 
If this is tho del 






srnily. 



■nplion 



o 33d and 
e happy to 



Then their horrible oaths arc unmeaning. The 

maintained at the expense of the lifo of the 
violator of his oath. This is asolcmn fact, j lt 



ho Slate will not be able to pass it by 



Normal Pohools, i 






By this time, Judge McLean, who had 

pic, hoping, perhaps, that Stevens WOl 
hissed down, seeing (he mass wholly in S 



f of laughter at the poor 



your requested sketch of this 

But a reasonable limit for a sin 



swamping the "Convention of Friends of tb 
Onion," called against tho Abolitionists by 
political opponent of Stevens, a Democrat: 
lawyer of some merit, who then I ived in Wail 

must wait for tho article till I hove lsisu 



PETITION TO CONGRESS. 



fully .h 


t!r t s h'.°"3.t" 


r a ohorter of Ma- 


sonic H 


of Columbia," was p 


Washluglon city, 

ssed by Congrose 


, , .1 


and approved on the 


2Cth day of April 


IPJ.r 


hl| Your petitioners 


ellev» that all aB - 



upport of slavery and the Inception 
ion in its behalf; as a proof of whii 



mbols, insidiously calculated 



iety at the seat of govcrnm 



I disdain 

lung men of (be lodge, who in your inno- 
b hove been led Into it, I appeal to your 
honest hearts; arc you not deceived T Do 
iot loath such oaths and orgies T arc such 

hen slaveholders made a law that Yankees 



a dead letter, oltbough it was tho formal!; 

iirdcvoua laws coiled round (hem by tho craf 

laws by (ho Yankees, 

very Mason, after (ho apprentice, is (b; 
) under oath to support " tho Grand Lodg. 

Supremo National Commander, then is not ovorj 



lal Pre, 



.odgc 



aim $642, and wit 



a point 



s of euch sock 



I bo sustained. Though slavery muy bo 
ilishcd, and the negro enfranchised, and "nil 



; 



THE " IBRKPUESSIBLE COXPICT." 
The conflict is coming ; ita essential elements 
re being evolved. On well-established prio- 
iples, nolhiug human can prevent it. Tub 
cnitena or lodges and tho dwellers In light 
lust be— will be— arrayed in conflict. Or- 
unized intrigue and open foced truth, aceord- 
3 g lo tho Iowa usually governing tho moral 
■orld, must (est tho great question, and oneo 
,oro the darkness must shame heforo (ho light, 



though tho opposition (tho Radical opposition) 






oobUt 






l few objection, 
houghtless 'opposition 









) mora than could be met by the Oni 









Shall christian patriots, by thoir 
uicsoence, help to shroud In da: 
■opular and festering sin that yet : 






utivo to the Knight Tsmplai 



It places, fordark purposes, read -Bern 
Light ofl Masonry ;" you will there fin< 
ho "wunder workynge » of tho lodge 



lighcst aplrcB in Christendom, and 






red lows of our Maker call on his bold lobo: 
rs, if he has any such, (o come out and spree 
jat light before the world, that new vlctin 
lay not be caught in tho dtfrk, and, like the f 
i the net, be entangled for life 1 

B. Hoksywbll. 
Altay, N. Y., Dec. 4, 1888. 

{To be ContintwL} 



i hglit on that subject. We th 



n opening t tho subjec 



I," I immediately answered: " You t 



oeiety of France, 



feelings of humanity, llml 



**rf «r»t » triv- tieir dark aonalavt 



point. Must not eve 


y member of this society 


lodge nights lo 


rL-lr^hmt 




rtl What are the " Ku 






Klujt" of the South 


utabandofmurdreraand 














that the "KuKJux 


and IBumUatl ue breth- 


Far thantv in 1 


J"**. 






They build splendid ed 
nosl glittering and oostly 

ion. Thoy do all in theii 
.ulpilondl 



The) 



.N.k-mhtL- t.iil. itiMu r..r,L» nest lo UU 

ilooian Inquisition. 

not Iho nature of a worldly insmulii 






carcely suspected 



d post. So it will 



i CBAK1TABLE INSTITUTION. 



OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



EZRA A. COOK. PL'RLItfUEK, S8 LA SALLE ST.] 



'In secret have I said nothing." — J^i/s Unit 



P'ORTNIGItTLY AT $1 A YEAR. 



VOLUME 1. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1SG9. 



Tho Christian Cynosure. 



friexds of Tin: mosvi.E. 



t will certainly become a weekly 









When it was decided by the executive com- 
ittee of the National Christian Association op- 

>inted a member by the Pittsburg Convention) 
start a paper in defense of those principles so 
eiprossibly dear to then), as concerning the 
iry life of our nation, and every interest dear 



i Biiniier, (mitt Ctm^vhi; 



rson'a noblo little bai 



I have previously spoken of tho terriblo pow 






publication of a letter to my father, giving a 



lounced strictly accurate by all my comrades 

But I have wandered from my subject. A: 
■ou the paper regularly ajid promptly, but will 



i.pcd, it has not reached its destination. 

usually attended to within half an hour 

;pt by sending the desired copies, and s 
that tho names are on our books andprin 
right. Hundreds write their names t 
ress so indistinctly that it is impossible 

y than at any previous time, and evi 

iroved mistaken about the names they claim 

mbsequent letter. No pains will be spared 
unit the CvNoium right, and I invito all 

t will be acknowledged in the Oykoburx. 






SECRET ORDERS !>' WASiIIMiTO.V. 
The Daily Olobt of Washington, D. C, iit 
ity directory enumerate: 






igheut. style of man; 



Satan Reproving Sin, or ignorance sncei 



' Galesburg, III., lately 
nluflion otiiiuani 






Mason, yet ho en know what Masonrj 
ivlmt Masons do just a? well as ho ca 

Llih.mghlipiievci-Hiolen horse himself 

But wo pronounce him ignorant, bee 






NUMUER 11. 



e stood between you in life, 'following is a 
fully explain it 






"In secret have I said nothing 



'"i;c'<|!,''nully. 



not done it yet. My frj„ 



Masons und Odd Fellows generally deny Ui« 
ulhrnlness of Bernard. The reason, they 
persist, can bo explained in (his way: They 
nvo adopted ibo folso prlnoiplo that a '■ llo 



of seeiDg 
e the You- 



t are differently affected by 



take to apply the gos 



out, Let Masonrj 



i Lord, but ho answered ther 



AUNT MARY'S ADVICE. 

[Christian young men would do well t< 



f blasphemy * Do y 






inkly confessed to 
in brought out 



■lativoloOdd-Fellowsblp. Wo o*ou 

t have the evidence In my posso 
seal of bis lodge, that ho was 
good atanding t ,u tho lodge) Oct, 



. Odd Fellowship — perhaps only a par 



.ugbthoinflu. 



oils, where lawyers gamble oV( 
louey and not their own. 






have! We gladly welcome 
one bright fixture in skies w 

















B 


J by J. 0. 

light ttpo 


n the pro-* 


::rr 




rZ::zz 


oddresse. 


go Wo fc 


tbe( 


lights turned 
ight and left 


welbi 


k, will be 


!'™Z r 


■■■:■: 





,•„ lb. .'.gl,..-.!',, 
in .o,n. I.Je" U 



,h s l,l ., n... I.. «.ll lo »...■ 
Ul .r. I.fc or. g.n.r.11; • 



42 



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. . ,- — J.. I 

THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 1-2, 1869. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



SPECIAL NOTICE. 



, January 19, 18C9, at 






he lodge J 
0. G. ffhoif can-ti 1 iiv- i! 



jesrCopy, Circulate and Forward 
at Once, 

PETITION TO TnE LEGISLATt'EE. 



the people, n majority of whom, including our 
uninitiated 1 , mutilated troops, ore excluded 



ODD-FELLOWSHIP. 






e outer dooi-give "Wash 






.d, and they believed des 



gain. 
pl.S 


partial 
epend 


at pkilnntbropi 

rally, whose ac 
inciple make it 


and corarort : 
principle by 

Right Hand 


which Odd Fellowship delights especially to 
the Cramers of these rites seem never (o have 


"I* 


IMPORTANT TESTIMONY. 

The following declaration of sentiment wua 
cal Lutbern Church in America, Nov. 17th, 



Supporter to Open the lodge. 



■ ■( Free-Masoni 






EXPOSE OF I'Dl.'.H.LLuU.-iin'. 



Inside Guardian, Outside Guardian 
ry, Assistant Secretary and Treasurer. 
3 lime of opening t 






e ihis lodge duly opened until — 



[It is usual for the N. 0. fo nroceed to 1 
ess by giving three raps with bis gavel, w 
re repeated by the Vice Grand for silence 



. H. S. To officiate for you when absent du- 



N. G. Worthy Secretary, what is your duty 
in the lodger 



ht Hand Supporter, what It youi 



N. Q. Warden, whi 
roper place. 



t the initiation of a 



NOTES. 
nple of the im; 



- ojijtir j',,|[ iulolheliiinds of the profane 



TltE RELIGION OF MASONRY. 



one of the strongest objections to the « 






o principles of b.nevo 
3 no glimpse of any 
■ nny such principle: 



toward h 


™> 


' 


adm.lrth 


olharl 


m> 


a (ha 


Agrca 


',. 


1. 


a b.c, ,„. 


andwr 


t,a 




1;. apan 


... 


I'J 


"tl'I'i 


rf.il Car 


','" 


<•■'!. 














of II, 


'7""n 


i"'" 




ply liappy 


L °" 


joy « 


f,.,or <r 






,„ c 


or ailn 


r , 


irlal, 


t;zz 


loor 


1 


nipli.U <bc 


.lunli. 

ally. I 


cli 


"if.'. 

























Idly 


















nily is simply la, 












Ilia world. 


Tlio gasp 




template 


no 


1U 


cU Uimg. 


Tire go 


ape 


Hull 









iow lofty are their eyes I" Who 
sets a conceited mortal up .I,*. 






pnhtlrrm, Equnlliy nn<l Chrhtlnn 
Simplicity. 

Sanctuary of the Kite of Memphis in rod far I 



lUBceptiblo of at 
■am.ly. Church a 



.glit not bo equally reached in 












irnals, to propagate their sentiment 
id editor of the Frtt-Mmon sees this . 
id raises the alarm. Had 
i with the deism tvuich his ii 
.ally teaches? He would 'then apply ' 









SOUTHERN SOC'IET 






aud properly ; where 



,rts, robbed by I 



The render will hardly b 






We may add that no one holds that in 
iraycr the no talc of Christ must need t 
inctly mentioned, though every Chrislia 
>ccts his prayer to be accepted only through '. 



i for the book of Estl 
, ty, and when the writer f 



r of Paul aud Peter, find, in the 



THE DEVIL PAID IN Ills OWN- CO FN. 

A correspondent writes: X know of a cam 

ich was Iricd in court, where the plaintiff 

igmenl obtained was believed by the defend- 
t and others to have been obtained by Ma- 
lic trickery. 
Che sheriff went to levy on property. Of 
irsc the debtor could turn out what he cculd 
ire best, which was in this case tweiot copia 
of Btrnard'i Light on Masonry and Odd-Ftlloto- 
hip. The sheriff himself being a strong Odd- 
'ollow, belonging to the Encampment, seeing it 

louily protested, lie said: '• I will not take 
them ;" said tho debtor, " You can't help your- 

on tho "execution. But when the 



y, l hey wvtq bound to destroy rather t 

He. The obligation of secrecy was 

so profitable on the execution as it bad pre 






nt in playing these 
and to get the b 



.ugh ibecuulrydo l.ke- 



EiTRACT FROM A MASONIC ORATION. 

June 24th, 1825, W. P. Brainard, bofnro the. 

Union Lodge, New Loudon. Conn., asks, » What 

i place where power is of any importance; and 
[t comprises among other classes in tho commu- 
lity, to the lowest, in large numbers, active 
men, united together and capable of being di- 



ssus, ought to b 
lying, hypocrisy, 



oigbtaswelllry of pies 



odious, — Cincinnati Qai< 



THE CHRISTIANS CYNOSURE: CHICAGO. JANUA RY 12, «* #;__ 



AN EXHORTATION Til REPENTAN, E, 



crime frankly and 'boldly, and I 



ubly 10 slay ilio first person I 









.spliemoiis Masonic i.Mi^ntu 






holy and spotless being— Iben may wo wake 






rip»lil« of judging pood and < 






b subject now before Creily ..gaunt s.>ci 



■eU Chapter of the TTni 



.dod'to, or the object of the. 
ighwayman, flying from ju 



deeply felt before i< 



vo to' Cbrisl, ore hil enemies, and virtually 
,yio B ■■ Crucify, crucify him!" It ought w 
3 known that (here is no exeuso for ignorance 

kingdom of pure spirits. His subjects below 
:o bis by continuous chains of faith, bariog 
inncolion in Christ before the throne, and a 



Mn-.-.nry. 



I do not hesitate to say tb 
duty, our imperative and indispeasab 

race of them, by openly violating ni 
lankiod. They enjoin upon us tho prt 












,!y ivcl.J.-J by Christ in a 









i WIDE-AWAKE LE 









ig cracker at Good Templars, Red Men 



'ours truly, ' 
and have spent 



n York, Balliraore and rbU.,!,!,.!,.,, 



nighty and will prevail nnd b< 



Iz 


attempt. 


5£ 


ansylv 
I ba 
onry 


Idd-I 


cmnly 
.C. 


oe Cvnoat 
d'a Liglil on 
rn to the 


pages wh 


5 


hat t 


a udd-Fello 


vship, no 


dilw 




!°«™ 


tftinti 


bate lodge. 

r ihe lodge 


,::::: 


aught 


lloo 


™mj 



WHEAT©* MIXES!. 



WINTER TERM 



Thursday, Jan. 7th, 1868. 



Physiology and Hygiene, 






Ezra A. 

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PUBLIC SPEAKING. 



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Active Husiiiesw. *.'» 

$4.50 per week, {fuel and lights included i . 

TUITION. en 



and pleasantly associated. T 
t shaping institution— Odd-Folh 



EXTRACTS FRO.U PIBUSHERS' LETTERS. 



hat 


lira. 


edbyt 

SOldiDg 


to the pi 


' nc r "!h"n° 


oug 


lk.t 


£ 


ly wh 


;Ez 


edly, and e 


wh 


orth 


E 


nl app 


?i: 


,e*o elfish 

better, ii nd 
epithets to 


ends 


nly, 


rehn 


e lea f 


Hilt to flu 


With h.H 


erin 






«A-«, blindly awear I. 






i, ouo Maaonic temple 



■on,i%^ We blindly. 






110 RIGHT AT ALL HAZARDS. 

WllEEBAa Secret eneie.KS Ore justly wotcb 
.1 will. ,-..,.■! n Heir « ■.!.»;. !■) J r.-e.-p 



.doplion lo a reli^Oda body in t 



loaing our OWE- And Ibis blind oath, without ibul 



Lord only know 
1 bn. V „l, docl 



Pres. J. BIANCHAED, 



Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION, 



"Minutes* of" tlto 

National Christian Convention, 

PITTSBURb, 



National Christian Association,' JJb 

of each. S.5 ct,.-or KM wl«for It , seal b> <oail .a [ ^ 
KCV.I.A.HAHT, trrsi 

EZRA A. COOK, Ujjf 






SCATTER THE DOCUMENTS. 



EZRA A. COOK. 



, peaee.bly, or ocberwiae. na the battle pro- ' & Rorfew „ r IWMjra.rJfs ,",;..' ;.. | 
„.. Von will alw,y, notice thai . a eulp,f [^JXVt^m.nZ". 



JNO. T. WALSH. 



,. b. a good ebriatian. F.re,y one or ,be„ ' A n " [Joj.j „„ Frer-MaSOUrJ,* J«S 

™,«,rt"S " r Jii'.h^™.""ofr°"ilnqn««'.> into Free Masonry, "*> „,„„„„„„„„„. ,;; .. : 

Masonry. Von might a. well allow grimly \ Bv ELDER J. 0. STEAKS*. I T >L|[|| ,, .„,.„„ . kevelatiu.i or Till » vie " KJ»tXU 

bear, or alc.lihy lijcr, lo com., ir.10 ^Wiggjg ^Eiitlim , JBr* J "80 «rl!«. Zettcr. ' lies OP Odd-peILOWSIIIP. 

ren'MdVonnS^." "li!"'!'"^ ."n j'd"' il> 'getl »" HaKKTg, VHfi in JHtpi^ ,,< » aanr., s , ... eu... ^ UpflB«5! 

quarter, ia ia then i. .■,,.!. -.an 1 H.ej , „ .f,',,.", n",'.'. ;„.; ,V.:„.'.:"mJ ' ',.■ i'-'> ■ '■ ''■ ' '"' '"' :; "■',."■:','': ' "' "' I ™n, 'af 

preying nponlbeinnoecat and honc.tci|«e... IK ^^ '■ ;', : ; i';.. ™ Vl' '"J i,; 1 ;,;.! ' j^. ■T'l"'.''^^' t<™^ ' " "- p """" "' ,„■, i» siirEI ^^ | U «JJ™''! 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, .JANUARY 12, 1868. 



mii RELATIONS OF Hi I CHURCH TO SE- 
CRET SOCIETIES, 
And an Imidt Vim of Matonry, at llltutrattd 6ji 

a Jfctmic Rut, and other Ettraefjrcm a Ma- 



onry. The comm.mi.-ati.'u i 
repay tl.c most careful pern 



■espouda: "Verily, ilia )ffc have seen it in 
Now, it U granted (bat the freight agent might 






iquily delighted in by the 
, S ed goodness and by the «t 
, known corruption—Ens.] 



might have been,) bul helped by an executive 



u bj.-ci the personal benefit 
be secured by (bo use oi 



object the overture 



ho Soil Of til 


enrlh." I 


, light come. ,li 


eclly 


'],''! ""(:."" 


of rtighlco 


"."ereTt.™." 


"'any 


•°°" "">" "' 


light „r n 


o sun con be o 


met! 


o 1,0 omplo, 


cd bj moo 


tor .eerol pur 


oie. 


Any light Urn 
pine, is not 


ho light 

light ,,,j„ 


ca ia secret soc 


udet 






Right eousness. 












ighlof J.J 


goes out 


s soon ns sepo 


rated 



thereby indicating lli'il their light 






pvi.tuiiu-iilly advanced by n 






1 ot the expense of outsiders, is Illustrat- 
tho following quotations from a Masonic 
. They are taken from the American Free 

in Louisville, Ky., April B, MM, and ed- 
v Robert Morris, K, T., L. L. D.. author 
Lights and Shadows of Free-Masonry," 

works, n lecturer In the craft, a Wo prea- 
gonic PriMKno exploiter, ' Anything! 






ended to, and in three I 
md ready, with a bright 






thing in this world 



f nnd endorsed by two 

Hence the princi pie p 
y the tale is hereby 



as an exception and 
ciple. Uulalalepr 
Job high authority 






tell you, my friends, if wo do not, as a people 
keep our accrptab 



igion hi, to 


c leches the 


riuoiples 


of Hint re 


V",' m" 


""' ' """° 


'"* " 




s M.sonry. 


The folio,, 


■g i, the 


c.pliou e 












MASONIfl 


, 0« Tift 


«pn or t« 


By BoUeri 


Morris, K. T. 


Author 


of " Lights 


Tli.llgl., 


CHAPTE 


«!• 


uic„.,k, 






RENUNCIATION OF JOHN R. MULFORD. 



county, 



mploymcnl by lawlc 



, voted through them, and, by t! 



I lave seen a grui 



isjihe very classes who; 



NONE IMLI.KTU FOR JTSTICE." 

sk this as o call for justice We publish 
ACCEPTABLE TtlANKSOIVISG. 



iclped to murder Slcphon--vorily thought K 



is of onr people got consciences as * 
* few men at Washington who lurr 









Mr. Morris, vybo fully endors 






spirit as greatly emboldened i 



;roundof righteousness ondobedier 
nstcad of lying under (be curse o 
the wicked, thou art rigkleous.'' 

KdScncy, and greatly strengthening 

t, or there is no hope; and wo bai 
■rom this guilty, false, position. Ti 



ninit rated) thereby encc 






r.ty, lie bondmaid 
.-i-l upon mankind, I 






the lodge to find I 
folLjj and wickedue 






a membor, therefore, of the chureb o: 
., riud of civil society, I do hereby 



TIIL M.WIMI' IlKrAMKil'E. 



iviilging Masonic secrets. 

tier, sister or daughter of a Mason 



Thou shiill love thy neighbor as tbyst 
10 bo a Mason. 

Thou shall bo charitable to the poor, ac 
ng to thy means— and thy Masonic oblij 



A CANDID MASON. 



efutly perused by mo, I desire that you pluc. 



1 !li";h Mr.sonB"youspeRl 



Yours retpeclfulHy, 

O. Feed. Wiltsi 

■ 7lh Masonic District Slal 



X...V Vnrr 



Wo arc htrppy In publish llio above, and 

,ndor in the expression of his opinion. His 
.ample in reading the Cysosubk, and espe- 
ally in becoming a subscriber, wo commend 
Uio ftalornily generally. 



Initial 






are happy to find one Mason ready to 



f Mr. W. reoda 
able to show him 









A NEW YEAR'S Wli 



mates and thou blown the prisons sky high, or 
sunk Lbetn into the bowels of the earth, that no 
trace of them might remain henceforth. We 



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OUR GUARANTY OF 
FREEDOM OF SPEECH 

It was sealed for us by our Revolu- 
tionary Forefathers. 

Free speech is guaranteed by the United 
States Constitution. it is of fundamental 
importance. If a community is to remain 
intelligent, self-respecting and self-governing. 
it must guard jealously its right to discuss, in 
an orderly assembly and unmolested, any 
institution or principle which affects society. 
To discuss individuals, however, and person- 
ally criticize or condemn them, is quite another 
matter, and the guaranty of free speech does 

Thru the encroachment of selfish 
interests and organizations and the 
indifference of the people this price- 
less birthright may be lost!! 

It was saved for us by our Fathers 
in the Civil War. 



Slave 


ry had destroyed free speech in the 


South; 


and reaching into the north it had put 


a price 


upon the heads of men who wrote or 


spoke t 


heir convictions. It had even invaded 


the Un 


ited States Senate and sought to stifle 



free speech, as was instanced by the assault 
on Charles Sumner and the attempt to mob 
Thaddeus Stevens. The Civil Wat saved not 
only the South, but also the North. Freedom 
of speech and the press were restored, and 

How shall we maintain our inheri- 
tance ? 

The sons must perpetuate the fruits 
of the suffering of the Fathers. 

The old conflict must be fought over again. 
Bills have been introduced into Congress and 



Ca 


tholic Chur 
t be indiff 


ch. 


11 we a 
to the 


eloj 
effc 


al sons 

rts ofo 


ar "best 


cit 


zens" to pr 


ever 


tthe light ft 


om shir 


ing up- 


on 


any institu 


ion 


Cathol 


c or 


Protest 


nt that 




-Its a shell 




rder th 


e flag of the 


Union. 


W 


e as a peop 


eh 


ave a c 


onst 


tutional 


right to 


be 


protected i 




ering o 


jrap 


proval o 


r disap- 




aval of any 


chu 


rch or 






op 




be 


ngbro 


.vbca 


ten or a 


tlacked 


by 


anyone, b 


he 


high c 


r lo 


V, in ch 


jrch or 




te. We m 


ists 


land fo 


this 


right. 






For free 


speech ar 


da 


free press. 



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NUMBER 12. 



i.wiliis'EiPqSBOFonDFELLonsnir. 



>K< tU.I * (I.I III) Til srv. 



ti.cly young, ha.iu, 
..advanced in pulpi 



My pledge ib the plighted word o 



,b. r.u,.mh».» of c.ur Men. 
|tb.^r.«,™br«uco .1 your M„c 

„ ,o brent j«U) i> acknowledged to 



ally purchased, by ore 



'I" 1 - 1 '" ■»!,, ,lo »., ,b. 


o.d me 


HSSrr-rr 


S 


burl.) Wilton, though .ccrcl nod i 

Masonic aid. -that no align.* might 
ho craft." ia thua graphically act fori 


1 by Mr 






s no simpleton to run right I 
roih brre by ihi 9 lime, 'd 






:ct, wbco bo is perfectly happy, 
jolly willing, joyfully wilting, to I 



In-? Tina 
cf sovereign 



bus guil-y souls 


trice to lessen 


cerei misery by i 




Lioblboir camp 




ecrot is a Irfimmo 


and weigbt of 










opt m this world 


only because il 



l-.i M JM I: I i till") I 



,u C b ib»r , 






known to b 
priueiple t>: 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 28, 1869- 



Question. Stand, presumptuoi: 



, while I address thee 









its purity shall 1. 



> thy conscience th- 



>rthy Vice Grand. Conductor 






sacred walls. You 



Reitoro him to light an 




erty. 


Stronger, il appertain 












ng obligation, which we 


h«. 


■U 


UbnUkn i y.t It i. on 


tvh 


Oh„ 


promtBC those high and e 


alte 


dut 






orahle brothers 


e independent order of Odd 


lodge of the 1 


de by the by-laws, rules and 
his lodge, and of the grand 

g lodge to which I may be at 






mler merely lo gratify ii 



le candidate io the 









The Christian Cynosure. 



"IT IS LIE ALL OVER." 

Re? B P Aydeloltn, D D., of C 
Ohio, was in early life a practicing 



And here I beg let 



Unn from ttmt immemorial. 

9. It inculcates morality, 
1 these arc strictly inculca- 



•nly in the lodge, but in 






■d and important than you 
.. It is quite conforn 
jound morality ; nor 



I permit anything contro 



, by your exemplai 






» glad to embrace 
ciples of which, W- 
ot sufficiently und. 



they ought, if they conform to its precepts. 
lodge; but, as Odd-Fellows, wo pursue 



He left the Episcopal i 



ioo pastor of its 

■ch, President of 






Xew Disclosures or Frce-Hnsotiry. 

The Mystery of Good Men in the Lodges 



Odd-Fellows' Initiation. 

Coolly Testifying at tho Known Risk 



it, and yet hones 















" said Dr. Aydelotte; "why. its lit a\ 
! There is no truth in, ill Is not tho 
ter enough T» 

CHRISTMAS.— DR. JONAS KIXG. 



ind amid nations and peoples, where Christian- 
ty won its first triumphs, whore its apostles 
aught, and its first martyrs bled; amid lho3e 



l.,wn ri K ht lie 
science of the' 



By this ooniident assertion Masons and 

jfuso to worship Qod by tho name by v, 
quoto Pope as justifying their dciBtical 



i if this is so— if it is of no consequent 
ether a man worships tho Great Spirit or Ji 
:r, Siva or Juggernaut, tho Grand Arohitei 
lesus Christ. When you go to the post oi 
, to draw tho cash on a money order, thei 



from alt creatures, whether thoy be real or j^. 
iginary. and that to this angel was given th, 
;harge of making known, modifying and p re . 
lorving the namo of the truo God, so that men 
worshiping that namo might know whom thy 

ince beforo tho Holy One. 

tho church in tho wilderness, the apostle tell, 
us expressly, was Christ, of whom tho Qod o 

ngly when tho Son of God hod finished h[ 
work of revelation and saorifico and all thino 









e Father, | 



"Old Hickory," " Tippecnnoe," "Rough : 
) Ready," ■' Public Functionary" or 



To address the 



;dge their authority. 



amations by 



Jth.-.-iplfi 'Ii- ntv.l ni.t.lili 



in J II.- 



glory unutterable into the family of God an wd- 



a of Jet 



The inliaiii 
tencd by love 



oily of God and 






1 the heart and call up- 
is they know, but Ibis 
'ebecn taught thenamc 









iously ask in tho light of the 



nors of God, as much worse lb 
hipcrs of devils as ho who sin 
le light is worse than he who 






1 out of Egypt i ■■ Say unto them, I AM 

y signifies the eternally, self-ex isten't one. 



To the Stnatt and J7ou« of Rtpruenlativt, of i) 






[The conductor 















(rothcr Left Hani Supporter, 
:bcn he may be disturbed. 






—The Christian, while he holds to, is held by 



ihould be deeply pondered. An hoi 
lelligent man (hat is willing lo tcstif; 
k of his life should be believed, and 



They might not »peak them in ord 
night be wholly forgotten, and the 
.f [heir worship might never ins 
God in Israel. 



Al'KNOWLEDbUENT. 



i hundred and ihirit- 



»m and Moses would then b 

r this was therefore made in these ' 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY 28, 1869. 



Protection to alt who expect 
highest 



lontoallirbo einrcl 10 talis lit malice „f other., or by hi. own imprudence in .igued take the liberty, not « a committe. but (ORBESPOXDEXCE. \\ II ! 1 T.I Y I .1 1 I I * I, I T1 . *>1 , 

»r Ltgal penalties. WbO bids r.oluling Iho In. bii uncoud.t.on .1 covenant a. tndmdunbi, lo eipress our judgment Ib.l II Hi, AIWA I Ul.l.lll I,. V.7T>'3 \ «*«»»«. T" 

,tl ' to defend hi. character, bind, hint to .enure hi, Ibo .ttend.nce of Ibo Ohio oolleg. fnoultie, K.u Churo, Wi... Deo. 22, 1868. JUJrfSX •* ll, VUOJl, 

88 LaSalle Street, Chioago, 

BOOKSELLER 



, nod that suoh * am much pies 









1 in life, to secure "**** ,, jj 
L>r.i,. 1 .r,u-. | iiitUl BT B ; 






:. Gregory, President 111. Industrial Uni 
Committee. 



mni imenJivl i" (iCi-oni[>li-t< purpo^s 

d of confessing the real object, the I 
adds a caution : ■•These pill? must ne 



meritedlj, into a 
Dined duty of do 






f 






anch ogoncie. 


.re needed is 


people and our 




, e .1,n°«eT.ta 


o the guilt; 


"*' h'°d T°" 


only . elo.k 






by each other 


hrougb tbiek 


upon the Odd- 


ellow'a prlr 


be thought eo 


,er. oj,d un 


roach', .t.tome 


tbythcbgh 






i and rebellious schei 



WINTER TERM 

COMMENCES 



.I "ZTT^V: ??upX«™\ Thursday, Jan. 7th, 1868. 

sventy, o lodge of Odd Fellows, aud a largo 



organized. The pape 


ra I road, 


till deny the truth to 


ave their 




e a relig- 


in this village told 


rao there 



The number of atudente In ottendnnce 



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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JANUARY^jm 



TKIT OK MASONRY. 



ions were asked a 



i the cast in search of 



A. — 1 will syllable il wilh you. 
.^-Syllable and begin. 
A.— Nay, you begin. 
U— Nay. the word is yours, yoo 



, rl | lo Hie lyler. TliO form of the oar 

" .1 from Lodge No. ." 



inisTor a lest oath, Bubstantfally i 
, do solemnly and aincerelj i 









i fTydHw Craft l'laoe The. murders committed iu Fayette Co., Ala.. 

UeMtDm from fhVlculder"^ the elboWj in ou July 17tU, 1804, aro believed by Masons t< 
■ i 1 qiiinn i ml in a lino will) tin' lie the work <'t' Masonry. John McGee, a thei 



torn left to rigbt, t 
»nd sign of a Mantel 



1, ImI.I ,i 


t two or t 


d tboy nil 


uld not 


"■',:';„'. 


gn of dis- 


Mu-Ol.i. 


alT.ir. (., 


, of, hose 


ee only 


uspio.oue 


1 ' '"">" 






"Won't work," General Ora.nl quietly te . 
plied: '■they'll work if you'll pay them for il. 






i Ibe lodge of the holy St. Johu. 



Q.— How shall I know y 






y.— Secondly ? 

A.— In a room joining Ibe "lodge 
Q. — How were you prepared? 
A,— By being divesled of all i 






Q.— What further 



duly and Iruly prepared, worthy and wellqAl- 



rthcr'riglit I expected 1 


"obtain this privilege. 


Q.— Your answer? 




A.-By being a man f 


rce-born, lawful age, 



c, ben., mj right form- 
■id supposing in. bol, 



li— IVhnl was then asked j 
A.— I was then asked what 
Q.-Yournns»er> 
A.-Lighl on Masonry. 
U -How wa» you brought 
A.-Byoshookof Ihebrel 
Q._ Wknl w.slbeutoldyo, 



Ci utiii. i.lII .,1. -luli:. II.... 



I A)i|.ro[itito 



-Thai I might receive wages, and the hel- 
ler thereby be enabled to support myself, nnd 
ribute to another distressed worthy brolh- 



Liforo, simply by changing the pp- . 



Q.— Are you a Mast 



LIZ 


zinr, 


.\tn7.nd°'f 


h :*Z". 


,„... ,ku,,,, 


^fSTit 


voall 
hand 


clasp 
schur, 


.:,'l 


ollowin 


di.loguo 00 


ut.. For con 


veni.nce 


True gr 


poll MaatB 


c JUso 


a, lb 


tbu 



- y. Nay, the wortlis yours, youb 
Q Tu 



Q Bal 

A. Cai 
Q Tul 









■ l.vlyi.' i" .vhioli In: belong..' 
ried hy tlieru shortly after, 



aga.aat 



b hones 



\.— The Worshipful Master took me by mj 
ht baud and said: -'Since in God you pm 
ir Irust, arise and follow your conductor and 



y — llow did the J 
1 He ... lend m 



Q.— Letter and begin. 
A.-Nay, you begin. 
Q.-Nay, the word is y 



i.-From. (The. 
I have given it.) 



Here the questioner sets his right foot foi 

nces, right brcasls and right cheeks logeihei 
ieir right huuds remain clasped iu the Iru 

lit hand on the other's back. In this positio. 

Q. Ha. 

enerally, though not always, delayed to lh: 



^hl into Hi. 
.1 ngl.t ..n»l 



■aoh other at right angle: 






Y,,uly due* 



done by others, if 
I testify that Mast 
adultery. They h 



unblushingiy replie 



h' ,s enough th 



m their obligation as r 


gar. 


heir wicked attempts Ibe 


rpla 


..is often pr.ciced. I 


i.n 


,,.b.cn acknowledged 


... 


Tb'o'pil'low of worth, , 


on,. 



-ouger light Ihnn any thing 1 
nversatiou. Senator .nd Judg, 



st land in Ihc world are suhjei 



.dnlinwaiJ. U, across 

ge.cr.ll; given .ogolkcr, a, 
right bund ivouhl be used. 



appear to be involved. 









nsolatiou, it will certainly fail y 
; up or tbo gho.l. Therefore 1 
if .nfety nnd .ako refuge in t 



I'liEr'h'Uill.NG' TUB LOIIUh'. 

Not long since a minister of apW.lnl 



gs rorsevernl nights 
,, he stated, was lodge 






si would not tbiok 



teep tbo banner of light unfurled t< 
and Ood will ho pleased. 





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CHICAGO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1869. 



NUMBER 13. 



The Christian Cynosure. I ^I^irL^^:^ C*r ^^! : ^^.oL^l^^rr;^!^""' 



MR. TI1T0N >t I'lMMDIVi HIM \l II lit ITS heathen in foot 



.moos by that distinguished and holy j. 
published by Nichols and Noycs. Bos 



unrighteousness; and, above all, for 
plloity and directness, which makea hi 
comparatively harmless by making " 
insects in amber, perfectly.palpablc 












o al first applying a phrase of so 

,o agent .lying ■ ' The prince of Ihk 
;,od of tm DJofetf and prinu of this 



Secret Societies, Substitutes Tor Christian' 






is of Christ, 












mple, identical, plai 



le United Steles, who found attacking Frt 
[asonry in his columns a. somewhat more t 
ious affair than kicking sheep or fighting win 

The truth is, Free-Masonry and its cogne 

'as. They are inhabited by a spirit whi 
!hriBt called " a liar from the beginning, a 

sserLcd, in the Independent, the Bible doctri 



No one preten 


s thoro is any. Christ a 


institutions re 


resent the religion of the 






"In Christ r 


conciling the world to him 


He (Christ) i 


the only mediator, "med 


orsaorod go- 


otween by whom finito a 


can get back 


to the good and hoi, Fathc 


God whom the 


j haye offended. 


The Inures 


a of the other dark lead 



MASONIC MUSIFICENI '<■'■ 






urn upon needy African., whom they hay. 
he widows and orphans of men who ha, 
risk to return to Africa, whore tiny might help 












Wonderful Article bj a Wonderful Man. 



Glenville, chaplain b 






vings of insauily in-lf; as 
s intellect. (Mark iii. 21). 






1 by God, and were not kept 





Spastica 


tu.n „„., under any Ob 


satiou 


SI. Cbrysostom said, tb 




sko of the Lord's suppor 




over, now generally ca 


led her 






h of April by northern 


pagans 






r (a biebop) in tb. i 



,,n,,.r., r -rly termed „.,, 

iho least objectionable of 

Al in society «,.,uci 



, deploroblo effects produced 






RMS AND CEREMONIES IN RELIGION 

», ld„d ainlryma in Ih, Um„d Slci,, 0/ 
lurries, ,rfo prof,!, n lak, Ih, JJM 
rripfwa, 0/ Ih, Old.nd «,» Tatcma 
i»on7, ru!< 0//0M ™dp,a,li«: 



:ople is more liigbly culli 



s been mode in eiglily-nine 












sbenott Certainly. 



11 fasting, is stigmatized by Paul, in his epis 
, to Timothy, as a heresy. {1 Tim. iv: 1-9.) 
So the celibacy of the monks and olergy ii 



tnly "according to the flesh" — and as in society 



oplloily of the word of 



found, and clearly taught. 1 



nneiplDta 
by tho Jew,, 



iborly may be justly a> 



simplicity of the gospel 



t, or by length or absence On the oonlr 



oe and prosperity and happiness of this 
at nation, I remain as I erer haye bean, 
r feUvw-eitUen, Jonab Zuttt. 



50 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 9, 1S69. 



The Christian Cynosure. ^„'™"!£ !"°LT^ .t.V.7I«™y ! ""»™." '.™°,Ii b 



SPECIAL KOTK'E. 






irgan's Free-Mnsonry, exposed i 



RELIGION 01! M180XRI. 

oKS. oralis Cv.iosintE :— J/V" 

I occurred in Braltleboro. Vcro 



We know thai Turk., 



' " '"""''f.!' '," '* '' ' ".. ' „ „.,] ,„ „■,.,.,„. , h „ .lecoiocue bv ils buffoonerv and i the indecent and I ho ridiculous For instance, ! key to nil H.-j Jvcn-s of Fio-Musoory ; giving , cvcn » greut deal belter than religion; that 
i Notion.! Christian As.ocot.o. opposed to „olalcs the decalogue b, buffoonery and ^ .^^ ^ ^^^ ^ , odgo h „ ,,,„ „„j , , r , „, ,,,, „,„„„ ot 00 „. ,Cbrisl dir.ils in » lodge of Masons, surrounded 









sball make all needful pre 



gS2£! 


Sit S 


Hi 


Sow, friends 

find county on 


of light orgn 


es^EH' 


not only olect 


your delegates 


but adopt 


a™L'. r .ry°e°°p e" 


.r»"".y " 


o',",a" 111 



qiTKRY, , this scripture, "naked you eauu- into the world. | ,Le criiU uud a light to the unenlightened, by 

land naked you mutt reiur,|" mid thcti armys r.ipi.ii,, Wil1i,.u, Morgan, New York, Ju. Fill- 

Bloouisgtos, 111., Jan. 10, 18C9. j nilQ in au apro „ of fig k . ttVl , s Bewcd tog , ! 






Thon this .veinl.L » ill s 



They 


nit"".!' 


,"''"" 


Vo'tro 


send, 


but CO inus 


"help 


La, on 




i godly sor 








ouglt organ 






this IE 


ibo su »c 


forth 


ught, for 



POWER OF THE KIIIHVLIJIS. 
"Why, it's child's play! I don't belia 






Beginning (it the lodge-door with (lie C 



iat loaves CllTii 
5. All the sec 



CUL'NTEltFElT ASTI-MASOMi 









was and is Free-Masonry, even to its cut' 



I'il.l^ I.F.NKIULITIE 






ellow-IlaptisU to (he unrolig- 



*ons ho might havo been imposed upon by 

.acred, holy, etc., etc., and all that sort . 

charity," "benevolence," brotherly lov. 
" Lo had been gulled, like thousands < 






B was first told by his 
>s heathenish, pharisoic 



culous than it really is, and 
•ally and religiously ««tii 









, Chapter by means ol 



.nd was glad to slink a 






pose and explain Morgan's disclosures, ! 
a»'a Free-Masonry exposed aud explained by I 
laptain Wm. Morgan." Honest men don' 



mako the holy worship of God din tasteful 
I disgusting to thoughtful but irrel 
a, oouldyou do It more effectually tb 



.■ll.j.ji.iully .ban by com 



necks? The truth is, uiulniudcs hm 

ship by first loathing the false. That 
reason why Spain in to-duj essentially infidel, 
and Garibaldi no better. 

fectually than to reconcile Hum 10 d 
by giving them a dirty religion t Wt 

whoroslintu wedded and regular life'/ Simply , 

gratified and inflamed ut a cheaper rate, i 
Iho wild and devilish delirium of proslilutio; 
mixed with revelry and Joke. And the th 
for the self-projected contraband rites of 
lodge bleaded with lying hopes of preferment, 









outside of the cover, though nothing 
means which Masonry omploys to defc 



■tight ho induce,! 
not 'being able 



leudo Morgan ? And yet p 



Entered Apprentice, Follow-Cral 
Mason,— these three are corn 
this nothing is reliable. It is 
falsest. And yet there is in man; 












ind Odd Fellows do; acknowledge 



lept, not yet a vitiated though per 
><Mt he hooeslly believed all lbs 
I told him, and was faithfully 8U5 









The election* in . fl 



conglomeration of worldly 



v dynasty of kings and 






BIkIjopn, Slasonrj and Pitui.-IiIh;,'. 



ces that the editor, Cordovay Lor. 
er democrats, accept and proclaim 
.lion of Martin Luther. 



•eligion" by Dr. Jom 



rated from the introduction— 



■itboul a aubserij'tinn li-i. iv.hm really s 
The article will be found on the fourth page 
The following petition has just bt 

•o the Honorable Ltgislature Smalt 



itself. We consider the t 
.rupaUble, that whenever wc 



iso fault is this? Is it ours, oris it 
tic preacher's ? If wo aro not mistal 
ianily commands us to abstain from c 






the old files of a 






» precedent established. 






l of men who may bo infidels, and 






jonic lodge and says: Lo'hero is Christ! 
igh lime lor us laymen to enquire into »„,t 
vould lead us next. For our own part, ire 
decidedly opposed to suoh a man bcinji 



Secret 

houso of representatives of tho United Slates, 
March 27, 1S44, touching the accrot orders t 

Mr. Hopkins moved that it lie on tic table. 
It was decided in Iho affirmative, only four 

land States, and the following slutea voting 
solid against graotiug special privileges to 

acbu'set'ls, Vermont, Now Hampshire, Michigan. 

Only twenty-nine (20) votes in all Ibo stales 

Odd Fellowship, it was disposed of in tho sumo 
manner. Yours, respectfully, 

A LATMAiVS HLVT TO m: li i; !■;.;.-.. 



lis subject, and repent, and be i 
■ enccessilyof "crying aloud and 
.showing ibo people (heir transgr 
le house of Israel thoir sins." 

COBHKBPONDENOE. 

Deab Buotuer Haut: The seci 
f your excellent paper, The 
iTNosuBB, came to hand a fow 
Blessed bo God— the God of" our fi 

s great modern god — Mi 



ble IrO accomplish anything in a B] 
t'am'sorry to say nearly all c 



truuiphel, and warn the people, yet,, it seta, 
that men cannot bo reached. # 

JOSSPB POWSR9. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 9, 1S69. 



City, Ignali Sliillenbu.-li .Ire 









, The one U-ng "S""/' 












simple, direct, and plain. It is su. 
"rod God holy.nnd Infinite, there wos no " my 












. Christ, accordingly, 






■ Again, be charges His people: 



, temple tribute. Ho dr 






Christmas, but only to c 






mghl to adopt clear 



udif they prefer the lodge to I 






'Being fully pprnun.W (1ml 



EXTRACTS FROM I'lBMSIlKB'S LETTERS. 
York, Pa., Jan. 20. 1 



Iress Mr. Cook, in such a cine. 






>pd support of any wuo 

T t the Issuo! U ...l "fight it 






8, probably wit 



isciples to teach m 
(JGtU. 38.) So I 
religious intent! 



: the people, as he told Moses, 



,, denunciation and. blood r It Was only 
th, and bad in both? Why all th 

has none! The man who has tiro oaths will 



■A. so plainly is this a 
is observance, end only 1 



ad joined in the merry-making only fror. 
jclal and grateful motives,, the slayer .nigh 

*e two whieh prove Christmas morally an 

alf. Roth were of heathen origin; one we 
orrowed from the mills- worship of Egypt, th 
thcr was a heathen festival of Sol. Bet 
raw their real strength from their popularity 



>"jlayj" tho word "play" having a licentioui 

Id wore naked— for Aaron had made then 
aked to their abaaie"— then, and not till then 



.some six weeks; and which, for augh 
■ his faculties might embrace as our c 
does on apple ; wherever ho sees any p 

h, as to Cain's offering, He "has not 

rtunily, conceals hi« presence in the ril 

f light; 'insinuate. 'himself into the he, 
ho blinded worshipper; mesmeri 
ms him as the snake charms its Viet 

; slowly alienates him from Christ; da 
ch, before God, angels and men I beli 

[. What then, arc the ehwcha of Chri, 

answer, briefly, and in' maxioms rat 
in arguments, or rules. In the first pi, 

is forbidden. (Ept. 5 II). 






ad-CTil and only evil continuolly,- 
oo, judged of according to two g 
■ cnprun.l principles. 



Masons' silly attempt to mystify the dootrint 
tho Trinity by a triangle. 



jwlitnujmmsw 



Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION, 



>MM«lrs .,C it,.- 

National Christian Convention, 

PITTSBURG, 



ingdoi 



Beoa 



National Christian Association, 

Rev. I. A. (LLBT, 

EZRA A. COOK, 

SCATTER THE DOCUMENTS. 



tho subject of secret 
keep the church pu] 



to employ bul 
ingoutof Chria 
daily paper, t 



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„n op.n turn. 



only bo done by f 



of humanity, for the sake of our country and 
our God. S. C, Ricb. 

On my return home, a short lime since, I 
found the Christian Cinosphb smong my pa- 
pers. Please accept my thanks, and enclosed 


EZRA A. COOK, 
JMO. T. WALSH, 


compromislngly opposed to Masonry especially, 
and secret societies generally ; and, in my judg- 

rdigioiu pupcr in every respect. While the 
motto: "Opposed to Secret Societies," would 

scope than merely what snch a motto would in- 
dloate. If it is true that there is not a religious 
paper in tie land, (with but one or two excep- 
tions) that dare take s, dteided st*nd against 


Truths for the People. 

A WORK FOR THE TIMES. 

FREE-MASONRY 

MRS' LUCIA C- COOK 

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RELATIONS OF THE CHURCH TO SECBET 
SOCIETIES. 

And an Inside Viea 0/ Free-ifa* 



d Other Extracts from , 



, Edited 






out a sin against the public interest— it 
bight of iniquity. Charity rejoicetb not i 



« Tho question as to whel 
be oonsidered outof the pa- 
known in tho history of so> 
ry of a connivance to vio 
Motrin probably refers her 

Wm. Morgan at the north] 
ported of the most liberal c 

dialogue, whether Ihe Mas- 

him in escaping just punisb 

The answer ia direct. T 



9(8 of his fell 



formed unto tho Lor< 
conceal the deadl; 

it friend or neigbbot 






ixoluslvely to olf il gorerurn 






:cn tho pledge when a boy, 



baa brought 


from aselfls mrj, 


7Cu 


lea, but who would flee 


fis 


their more guilty era 
shorted -sighted memb 



docs protect guilty Mat 



nere. And Maaonic charity as litre illuatrate 

just penalty of violated law, even by yiolalin 

Now, in view ot Ihi. acknowledgement road 
not by a acceding Me.on, but by a Ma.on 
good and high alanding-by a Knight Tentpla 






sented by tho tot >p< 

reproeenled by the Brat 
ly that it wa. right tor 



t temperanco society wh, 






Ezra A. Cook, 

88 LaSalle Street, Chicago, 



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oiple and la. 
Ho simply obi 






It is one of tho pUlneBt truths in mora 
civil government is ordained of God f 

purpose of protecting tho Innocent agali 
lawless. H is Just »» P ltti a that such govern- 






bililies. Thus they give support and 001 
nance and strength to an institution that is an 
expense to themselves and no real benefit, but 






[edby tho United States 






entanco by simply confessing and forsaking 
Lken in vain. The Jews havo taught that met 

ttya "swear not at all." This evidently mean, 

athswhioh cannct, consistently, be performcc 
nfo tbe Lord, as Herod's oath. n> took e 
ecdless oath which he could not pertain unt< 



tcoptions in tho fraternity who ought 
The church should further show, and keep 






by the pledge of a secret temperanco society, 












It is greatly t< 
dontify tho two. 






.on given by heavy 
.0 tells us exactly 1 






PRESIDENT BLANCHARD'S REPORT 

To the trustees of Wheaton College, on th< 
uses of its rejection by the college sooiety, 






BUSINESS NOTICES. 






those oaths and obligations only a 
thresholds, they aro forewarn n 






power and no other. And when any voluntary 
aaaooiatlon of men assumes any greater powei 
than this, usurps the prerogatives which be- 



Light on Free-Masonry, 






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By Elder J. G. Stearns. 

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The Christian Cynosure. 

A PATRIARCH ASD HERO FAUfciS. 


loot 


,T "w'o. 


Dea. Mathon Chambers, or Col. Chambers, 
., he ia habitually called, died oL O.le.burg, 


z 


o.lypr,.y 


by Pro.id.nt J. 1'. fiulliv.r, Prof. W. J 


E 


ZJZ, 


1810, settled lo Bridgeport, oa.i ot Lake 
Ckemplnin. io 1814. rt.ro ho m.rrlod Mi.. 


2. 


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CHICAGO, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1S69. 



NUMBER 14. 



, a ,roo prophe.y ol 
tround him and through 



..'a* r.o».] Mr.. M.-Oo, 
, I .m heartily glad (nail 
ly detained from the hoit 






THE SQUARE ASD COMPASSES, 
ho light of modern Boionee i. tnakiaj 



eery highc.l 

"« 'Co- 



mplains or Grand High 



.roporly lo the oarpe 
Tel. the pluo,b, Ih. t, 



and eurreoaded hymen T/hoi 
had not hod time to corrupt, b 



aigUt offer his .quote and cot 
( e christian', respect. For d 



onltiUl; demanded, an. 
■HU.11'. iioinj Ag,, No 



trkling jewel, and a 



General Grant and the Inauguration Ball. 





made by my frienda 


With 


great ro 8poot . 




V. tTL7rGon 


We read the ob 
with real delight. 


lion by the wisest » 


foolish will euro to 


xpoie their folly by 



JayeJ upo 


bis breast. He 


alike 


a platte 


■ II „,e,ly c 


Un°g1,°ntlbJ'ftr' 


da, rrh 


.n'thn 


'l,Ti,'''i.' 


cadyfordoohle-dea 


it". 


mplying 


the light, 


hat ho is ready to 


giro an 





Biiikelniukera'— exclusively by crim 

:Mr secret language is the despair 
.a*i,;Cr.gl.Hh bankers and the govern™ 
M. Every such society, no mallei 






J3 ly eojoioed by ou. 



,o plain, eiplit.lt, clea 






I the ousidc world. They . 



GOING IT BLIXD. 
Dbak CVNosl'Bii: — 1 heartily cor 






rinciples and object of whicl 
■ions knowledge. If a man 1 
ding on any right ioseparabl 






lly B eeur« the s 
I trust the Cy! 






WOBDS OF CflBER. 

ok:— Dtar Sir:— By sou 






S° But upon thorough investigation, 1 
fclly convinced .hoy were only a ru« to 

isBuming a sworn obligation to Buppor 






night exist in the 



aof tho world, indo- 









MooroBeld, 0., Jan. 



M.SONK, AND HI,AVKItV. 






they hovtj been inveigled 



hari 
gto 


s. in i 


^££Z^SE£!Z* 




oople 


o oppose tho insidious treason of 


.He, 


son Da 


ling to that spirit in the besom of 


ens. 


oplo, 


nd of awakening tb. people to a 



vily upon the rebels, a 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 23, 1S69- 



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The Christian Cynosure. 



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ood does good, and 


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"Zi" 


lempllo popular. 


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re-ominently oo ol- 


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go eouoly, Illinois, 


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SECRET SOCIETIES IN TALE. 









n their numerous collections the dobatinf 
fooiely is, no longer Biifo. [Laughter.] Sep 

licties.- 'Until Vale College outlives that folly 

,1 Mil ,1. ■l.rio' if. p-vlunleNof a goorl pari o 

Tbo abova from so diBtinguiabed a, source at 
Ur. Evarts at the present time," 1b alike im 

Dullivo the folly, and thai speedily. 



OPPOSITB RESrLTS FROM THE SA.1IE I ii then any a 
CAUSE. Itricnliouofn 
i — df in which his 



nit; ond an excess of severity. as it res 

.possible to convict tbo guilly througl 



niero sympathy or passion instead of 
law, which is ever coincident with both b< 

where this is displaced by mere sympathy or 



mpl, and the judges 









only pergonal enemit 



orces, both great and malignant in their chf 
icter. and portend a reign of terror and ami 



ocn to oaBl off the authority of Ood'B 1 
Ire'knowledge, become harmonious, and 






of mercies of the wicked, which are tl 
.Ise philosophy anil sickly sympathy 



...nily, is rardy thplas 



rK«rcin^vm P *.hy.a.M the spirit oflh*d. 
bjert to.lhe spirit of the lodge. It la on 

,'ult and most utterly uncertain ; jus I the 



rngglra for a feeble and sickly e 



i-h ( :.g.vther. Our hope is— our only 
t Christ our King Trill destroy 

TO CORRESPONDENTS. 

I. BUggesta that an edition of 
Bt such as might bo mode by com 












ieo, and so prevent lhc_ 
nw; where blind rove 



alntj of big speedy, , 
inly way in which 



ige murder by giv 






o death of E. Wright, the vie 






, Cooper's, on Odd-I 



mpply i he imli.iU, ami gain thontlenlior , 

'oith that what truth has once done it » 
igain j and Masonry will not recover torn its 
loudly wound a bcoouU time. Now hoy shall 



front of eight armed men, with Sher 
night and renew tbo attempt. Sheriff Harrin 



Resolulloiis of the United Urethrcn, 















iigh and distinguish. 



rinciplea throughout I 



HEATHENISM IN THE UNITED STATES. 
Dead Cynosure :— A short time since, I at 

ended a funeral of a young man in our region 



e placed probubly four feet 

lido, with long poles about eight 



Having deposited the coffin 



A son of elder T. (as I am told), whowvi.,, 

Chicago,, (but an adhering Mason), said h, 
would rather have given three hundred doling 
than to learn that Lib father had made t 0l 



rust that such error, (if any), 
d- 

Hawpalch, TnJ., Feb. 1, J8C9 



Uli; MWIVIC (UTIIS INMliM .' 



.ally or legally bin din 






.rkJTi... Irilirn.clll til' Itm'tritH. 



rd M. W, Tbeolog.cal Seminary. lUllj. 

e. Milligan. M.N-., McMillan. Spc-.r. .Ho 



(Smith Red's,') Woodward. Uarr.aon.'spi.ic 
Wood. Swift. Feathng.ll, Gray," Kclla, 



tbey passed around the grave, each me 
tbo High Priest laid a while (muslin) i 



hat they mean by carrying the Biblo i 
y the sprigs of pino, why they lay an n 



jnlf of them), only three w 
the law requires. The I 
into all tbo civil offices of o 



OF HI OWN FREE WILL AND ACCORD." 
Mb. Eoitob:— The following statement was 



Ing, Babbitt. Best. Clarke. Bayles,T,0u9l 
d, YVendle. Kiothcy, Jnyco*. Orr, llrig 

Lyno, Bingham, Scely. Kelleu, Lewis, < '■ 
an. Weld, Tutlle, Horton, Slovonson. Co 
■endle. Norton, Qriswold, Thompson, Ho 

Spalding, Boothby, Hutcbin, each $1. 



■"onsborugh, Kessel, Blakesly, Reed, Mo.Miilen, 

,ine, Durffee, Ekey, oaoh $2. 
Blauchnrd, Hudson, I'hares, Snorf, each 

Baton, Laiigblin, Scaton, Oaks, Ames, Blood, 

iVright, Sumpler, Clark, Uershop, Baird, each 



n length, and invited 



alon, Knapp, Heath, Floyd, Wilson. 1 rci 

jtoson. Baker, each $5. 

<nt,$fi; Baird, S0.40; Bartholomew, $\ 

Burnfiam, $1.60; JaycW *M», Lsmso 
$1.6»; Jno. Ball, SI. 30; Johnson, $1 ; Loon 
-, Bingham, Si : Pierce, 2i3 ots; Uplias 

Slt.no'iiigu.ti, S3; Fecmstcr. S20 ; Hor 
ij Cha!fant,$5; JohnBon, $o; Grew 



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D number.) »d U./mon.y 1 Benton 



.Ronry playa upon a harp ( 



and ngain A third wi 



illage or Deighoorhoo.i 



lolyorilolyaofMa 
lo reply to my i 



^lively, the ooIja, 



ady reply was, twoy«*i 



The Cause in PenhBJrlYl 



, or Light on 
hrow light on tl 
'" distinctly!] 






cordially aid politely, 



■Idly conformity. In 



Captain P.obertB nnd Ibc Pirate Mason 



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S1IA1L WOUES VOTE? 



subject which b.sbecn written.— Ed. Cr.v-oscm 
■ I t*ko the anlo responsibility of the followin 



^ul'Th.'.'^'L 


"t'So^ua^ro 














such reply as this: 

comoa frequently wh 
to avoid iL Bui I 


ntcmptible nonsense ! no 
igbl of opinion, and it is 
,il,.> ih" cliiirpi. 1 ; nud ye' i 
>n one keep? piill pnrprwh 


dignity and toloralio 


a are always preferable. 









miration that deepens and spr 


nga for 






the language of a hearUmUten 


of Cup. 


a principle running as deep an 


whig 


man is a stranger; to which he 


an neve 


She is possessed of such nativ 












as give most vividly to the lover 




the idea of the perfectly beaud 


ul. Ko 



But why do I argue this question ? Because 
I want tho splendor of this glory neither dim- 
med nor tarnished. And why should I not nr- 

is plied with its petitions. Scarcely a week 
passes but that somo of my papers admit argu- 

againat it. The press, the forum and iho pulpit 

Unless we oppose It, they will succeed. I expect 
nothing else. But I respond with the counter- 



day and night. They are satisfied no mor 



la so evident and deoisivo in itself as to be above 
to attempt being funny, nor to ridicule tho move- 



t may. It is proposed to g( 

r. in the birth of a mighty prin- 
And while I have no disposi- 



on the one hand the advocates of female suffrog* 
ovorlook the present privileges of women, anc 
undervalue and belittle her household duties 
on the other hand, they over-estimate tho bene, 
flcial results of female suffrage, both as relate: 
to woman and to society. 

First, then, they conceal the fact that womar 



ion and a dignifi 
vidual experience and general observation 
roborato this. That thoy not merely undon 

pear upon reference to their utterances f 

in Iho forensic appeal f their lecturers. They 

thing for man, the helpless victim of bis desir 
Thoy seek to shame her, as being in sen 
bondage to man. They sum up her duties 
drudgory, thankless and unrequited toil. Thoy 



rely keeping house and 



.tisfied, and get her i 



id exalt and magnify man's privilege to 



Congress announce the terms between the ■ 
ployer and employe, for instance specifying 
amount the farmer shall pay his hired help, so 



■egioos ol 
cloud and 









upply infallibly, in every case; and wages a 
, spcoiea of price, and fall under the same nbs 

hen, appears the futility of the attempt 



er work as well, but for far to. pay 
ou discover a entile of triumph for tl 

he abuse. Truly it is plausible; and 
ity to spoil it. But my reply is brief: 



any advanoo of pay for woman's service. 

Its advocates demand female suffrage, on th- 

erty are entitled to have a voice in the enact 
ment of the laws under which they hold tba 
property. I make a two-fold anawer: They 
forget that widowhood ia a vory exoei 

the laws grant tho widow the samo privil 
disposing of her property and inveslii 



i property qualifi 
d unjust every whe 
nanhood and worn 



temperance. Wcmigut disprove this by saying 



.«*, thi. rfoim Rarely oppou the m«M«'« oj 
rchibiting the ,ale of liguort by fa». Such me 
re to be found in Wheaton, and east and we 

, clever but weak sentiment of liberalis 

tors and capital punishment, denies tl 
pfure doctrine of future punishment, favo 



convictions rose boldly above tl 
:klcs with which this "lime-hoc 

on manacles its votaries. 



This 



oby 

'amo sentiment is urging upon us 
go. Wen so libornl that they can't 
ughl of applying law to itilompcr- 



t©r lime, it 
his their low( 
will purify tl 



•very pure thing can enter into and purify a 
not cleanse the muddy stream, but the cxi 
introduce his gospel into a corrupl world I 



■uptii 



rrupl.b 



expose herself with impunity, thinking that all 

But leaving the syllogism, let us confront (his 

We will go directly 'to the precincts and large 


















A MASTER MASON'S TESTIMONY. 

er, Iho Cbbistias Ctnosurb, and nm cd 






y Clod hasten it in Iub own good pleas 

:ho point in view : It was my gooi 

President Finney of Obcrlin College 
.gainst Iho doings and teaohinc.-; o 






ly dovolional state, with his thoughts seemingly 









H, T. Bessh. 
The delusion lhat a man is stronger, hea.ll.hi 
rink when it is rapidly hastening him to 



WORDS OK INSKCTARIAN WISDOM. 





, (Br. Lin 


oln), „b. i. a Be 
»», though a tn. 


eded 


he,. 


..I,., i;,.,- 


leaven the whole 


ron B 


BBdC 


adaad us 


hurch will have to 


a.. 


BhriB 


i.olly ri. 


.above .Uttered 


n."„'i 



twenty years. Ma 



INFLl'EKE OF MASONIC OATHS. 






miH y...i itfl.t to be your. 



..■ i,-d christian, but belie 






Hawpatoh, Ind., Fob. . 



TOE CHRISTIAN CY.NOSLHI.. 



i, when at Whcaton, sent mo a copy of the 
sosurb, and I was so well pleased with it, 



inoipally among the Unit. 



old do something for (be paper there. I v 









Christian Association, oppose 



i last May. 



;ally a live paper, would do well to send 



jo this same man. left ib« harbor of tho 
v of Boston to ait»4 the world's anti- 
convention at Loudon, under a salute 






intlueuce again: 



THE LODUE VS. Sl'iltlTl'ALITF. 



ingtou for five and a half years, (from 
18th, 1862, to April, ISOB), I was not an 
•orcnt observer of the workings of Free- 






lodge 



lorly ruined tho 



BLASPHEMOUS HUM HAST. 






To the glory of tho Orond Architect 
nivcrso. Sad tidings of great eoi 



Jrand Commander of the Univtr* 



Ml MIIUMi-ltLUCKti. 



;Hgc readily in the enlerpris 






MINISTERIAL COURTEST, (?) 

tor Ctnosotie: — Some months a 



Prompt and aatisfaoiory imswora wore rccc 

Masons, bill School Kiaminer. Angola: Ti 

Sheriff, Odd Follow; Recorder and 01 
neither. Goshen : Auditor, Clerk, Trcasi 
and Sheriff, Mason-, ; Recorder, Odd Pel 
Surveyor, neither. The writer adds, " Ba 



5 begin, I believe tho best 

o Ihe subjeot right into polii 

yon may think I am a little too 



.Be subject of slavery, and 



rooliv 



s possible. If I could write as fast and COT 
eolly as I can think, I would write you i 
'hole sheet full of objections to secrecy; to! 
s I am neither a penman or oomposer, I wH 
'rite but little. I intend to use all my in- 



Banner of Christ 

TTOH 1888. 

SUBSCRIBE! SUBSCRIBE!! 



effeot in several churohes in this vicinity. 

Pastor or an M. E. Cnuaon. 



JOHN T. WALSH, 






OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES. 



E/.RA A. COOK, PUBLISHER, 88 LA SALLE ST.] 



" In secret have I eaid nothing." — Jesos Chr 



[FORTNIGHTLY AT $1 ,'A YEAR. 



VOLUME I. 



CHICAGO, TUESDAY, MARCH 9, 1869. 



NUMBER 15. 



The Christian Cynosure. :':,"!; li' h h Lt«^™TjteSS j S^f,^^^^ | b ^ ^ —^ 

H il,l,ls HAU'S ORATION'. 



FROM MINNESOTA. 



esdtty, Ouujuur JUiti, le-'JO, by 



its logical soundness, here 






1 this Bubjwt, bo probably spoke, in his d 
ium, of these papors, and whoro tho key v 



'«>kUj „ IT |g ( BK N0T AFRUD „ 

■ilncis-l Mkssrs. Editors:— You have engage 



n...,.,.!.. 



!ally and sternly suppre 



■ an benefitted in any way more [ban by the ; on Hie moldoring ruin*, preach the funeral a, 
troubling light on the eubj.d. | men from tbo taxi i (! Blesnod are the dead lb 









together, I hel1 tire - li [l P leasp lhe 
( , tions, it may do good. If I 






rom the door of a "minio- . belonged and do now belong to tho Maaoni 
■a Mason, j fraternity, but Lam convinced by Ihohighet 

mve not entirely given up , and mo?t mesialiM.. r.^ral evidence, thai Hi 












■"pot object to 
itiona, and the 



li.Jly affiled to secret soci 



Good men might use 

adapted to evil rurpos. 
generally abound, the 



ought 



i til tM.K OK HASH. 






a with man; a'od again "the rtlyion of , "hilfTheyVo'is a 
n r hi B Wh, n C nV 8 '! 8l ' fe ' ', ""'""""I* " nJ , H'eral air gun, a! 
^nslitution T^e aba'ence of Sfi . ^ ** " *'- 
is'l only proves t 



-l..ro * P.. 






r of loitiga. and clung to the old, we 









all its candidates who are " worthy and wel 

all build on Christ, and go on perfecting tt 
temple within for the Holy Ghoat. Ho iosim 
ates that anli-Maaons are blackballed candidal! 



niartyra; having novcr loarnoi 
of evil may ho said ogainat met 
"fAttty," and ho who Buffers 









peril to the body, but forlbe distant p 
S.eemllj if it relate to morals and 



ANOTIlEIi MORGAN' CASE. 






deacription of the aix degrees-preceding Royal 

wife and children to go out, and had (ho door 
locked, then told bis brother minister to take 



them to the world." 

He read, and my friend read; and ho t 
me that lhe first three degrees were almost 



ng "Ou the Plat 






inoflj aud emphatically 
new party, and, run uo 






: could have no sympathy. They havo 

With many of our most carneat tom- 
workera, I propose to keep myself free 

) ritnal. That selfish, exclusive spirit 



TUB MINOR BECBET B0CIET1KS- 

have, ostensibly, temperance for their object. 

before an intelligent' public by doing so. Now 

especially of the Ci.nisrrAN Chmv&e to this 
refined order of secrecy, the writer has thought 
it might do some good to some honest inquirer 



Reaped fully. 



mplai 



mpla. 



CliiUr.-r. generally have 



Secondly. It is a fact that there 
i temperance that need shun tbo li 
aylighl; but It is a faot that II 
ood Templars do abun the light 



thoughts can bo understood by every c 
honest mind. These are the ideaa of 
Henry Kum 



tone of about Si K 












MASONRY AT SKA. 



FROM A YETERAN. 

est ef that sowing begin to- wave. Judge Til- 

t our anniversary, Juno 8th next.]— Editob. 

Rav. J. BLABCHAnDt— My Dear Sir:— I am 
iadlo see another anti-Masonic paper. I have 

"id TtUyraph, moro than thirty years ago. 



3S el tiere ou her way from New .York city 
n Frauciaco, (Morgan Dix.) lint money d 
t procuro for ua cumfortablo .berths, por the 

j And why ? Forsooth, wo could not give th 



WESTERN TRACT AND BOOK SOCIETY. 
This Society is furnishing for every dol- 






enjoyedallthe.priviL 
formed ua that, could 



, as I subsequently l' 1 "" 1 ^'-, Th * M ™ ne ' * made U P b ' i,s 
ival lnll.erily.fro,;. ""^ ^™"" i Arsons who wan, tho 



Shall we net, Mr. I. ■lit.jr. 



s accept it. I will send you another by 



a by no meo 
eret tyrants 



mg to bring 

f labor, and Cambridge my home. nations on shipboard, perhaps not far short of 

Affectionately, Moses Thacbbr. Belle Isle or Libby Prisons. 






sends ub, copied carefully, a speech of Dr. 

Robert Morris, before the Grand Lodge of 

of tho Lodgo ordering the digest from whioh 
Moms' speech is taken, to be printed and cir- 
culated among Masons, and to such libraries. as 
Frce-Musons control. Wo ahnll keep Bro. Log- 
gan'a letter on file, till we can use the speech, 
meanwhile we Uiank; him, and Mmomboringhia 



right 


and pnvile 
served." In 


erved." 
e where 


1, No. 7. nor 


austcd, 


8. When back numbers 




do no more. 

Postage is 

The legal po 












Myp 


xz 


d to be paid in advance. 


Vi" 


ln h C ; mm0nd , 


rrymg twenty-sir papers 



■ng fifly-two papers for tho 
don't know why they do it ; but they 
do." Don't blame the postmasters; it is tho. 



58 


THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MA ARCH 9, 1S69- 




The Christian Cynosure. 


- ' Pot aprons, gloves, do.ee lo Grand Lodge, 
printing, vrai-caadies, and tyler'a fees, $071. 
48. • 

• For charii v in 1* years, $85.00!' 


ease," and to be seen of men; therefore, jv 
shall receive ihe greater damnation." , 


- " 47$ wiaowet. 10.072.83 

Burial:, of S2i> brother* IS, 82f> 01 


oaghi to road il ; every elder, deacon and ( I'BESIDKNT GRANT'S INAH.IR.U,. 

bishop in tho M. E, church, especially, ought to ; 


FBBE-MASOSBT IH TJIB ILLINOIS LEGIS- 


LATURR. 




Have we yet to learn' that the best things are 


i K *3 ' r $126,853.77 






edge paid out for win,., liqnore. and refre.h- 


oflenesl counterfeited ? or that the nearer the 




™. , "™^° 8a ° n f ' b ; E " nt pr " C " Ml cTw,n?^'iv7aTyn°pHisof e ir U "' 










"A memorial, signed by some fifl v eili/ens of 


41, it paid only $80 for Ihe relief of It. poor 
endow, and orpb.n., amounting to leu Ib.n 


worse it is? the more soarchingly it must be 


Of the ' Jonriia! for ISllS, wlii.-li .v. have nn't tidir 




bM^^iS^Tw'Stln.tu"," 


l^fSX?""^^""""""^'™'^ 


THE AMERICAN PKACK SOCIETY. 


be erased ; tnat said Inscription, also be erased 


fair e.Um.t. of Ma.oaio cbarily, in contraat 


denounced ? We cannot believe that the true 


at hand; hut "^ does not malcriiilly i+ry from 


- W en «ercoeiveda^on7munica.iou in behalf brlngiJg'io^ 


be'rlfler «"lii™ic iS i °io"i.°°iI«ll"'be "'"■ 










^^^^^^^^^^^ 


Want Of space compels us t v condense. The 'always have, on al! subfecls SglVring (lit n*. 


iodefiuilely postponed ; anolbcr^l.atjt^ to n- 














UU.™ ma"' '"rado, '.LZfZL'Z'- Tome vUiolc 


s^^S^zS^_m 


^&^^l^x^X^ 


American Bible Society, has accepted a similar 
agency for (ho American Peace Society, with 


cause lo do so, but laws once enueted will |„. 
l.Uth fully executed. . 


wasimally agreed lo." 


mean, of .upper! for him.elf and family; 


uninitiated j at the expense of deranging reli- 


But let us scrutinize those items of 'expendi- 


headquarters at No. 7 Custom House Place, Cbi- 


Ho recommends as pyompl a return to specie 


Tbo Chicago TVioune's correspondent, doting 


likewiso Bomelhing lo epnro for work, or 


gion and government, and banishing holiness 




pngo. Here tho society propose to establish a 


payment us may bo ; the payment ul (ho u>, loU- 




charity, and for .upporling Ibo aneient grand- 


and equity from the earth; that without meril 




depository of their various publications of 




1869,gW«;t$<»>Wa^^^ 


To secure ihis, Ibey must be .bought lo he 
benevolent, and hence the arts that simulate 


dislress? Were they without tunds! without 
first-class young men* among the most intclli- 


agent may be consulted personally or by letter. 
The attitude of this society is ono of loyally 


,".nlv"^r -'-en.-hmen '".-,'-- .V- ";, . 


ing Ibo erasure of the Masonic imprint from \ halo and entire limbs, as a man ought to be 


bencv -donee, while with all-consuming selfish 








the cornor-slone of our Don Stale Capitol. 








enforcing law and putting down mobs and re- 




Tho insolent treatment of so me., half- hundred 












voters of this State by ibo Masons who moved 




^^t^^p^z 


I55SSSH? 


t^oSeo?Ty«iS?tVb^S^SS 


SSSSSiE 


^nitTw^lTl^ noT bJKrmillia 1 to 


S£S^ilwS^l^li^i 


T^fiizrEFJiz^^x 


I ^"^i^t^r^^Si 


al differences by arhilralions, or a congress of 


^hristianmngand admitting of Ihe Indians la 
oiliionship ; and finally he ask H palienl forhoai. 


blazon itself on the foundations of our now 


vigorous, well-denned, working system, in ta- 


Wee. Iboir follow.; but loTte eeen of moo. 


oiue-tenlhs of those beneficiarierworeDette r e o'fr 


nations, rather than by the sword. 


anco one toward nnolbcrihroughuut (ho land, a 




king care of tie own sick and poor toot oliris- 


Wo are not saying tbat no really benevolent 


io bear their little trials in rrlie indtpondenco ; 


Mr. Lord wishes to call into the service of the 


determined 1 endeavor ^f ^«ch an.l every oiliini 


r ™27Xz?zti^^ v 


bl e ev 8 ole f nce" wZ^y JS^tjK 


eration wltu them. We are not saying tbat in- 


and the other tenth had belter be aided by nat- 
ural kindred or unbought friendship, or even by 


obtain subscribers for (be.t.-Voc U , f ///We, the 


and the prayers of tho nation lo Almighty God 












ity in bestowing relief as Masons or Udd-Fel- 


whole people by 'the agenoy of a ehri = tiun gov- 




' 'arc of tho household of faith.' -(Gal. vi, 10.) 




jfejka subject, and will furnish Hich as apply bim and by millions who-did not. 


Masonio lodge. Now tho lodges, liko other 1 excellent Bro. Snyder. I beg to dissent from 


signs of their founders oud leaders, and Ihe 
great body of their devoted and zealous mem- 


LThTnor.nan^aTerTa "St Jl7i«r« 


doiD 8 |A PASTORAL UTTER TO THE OHUJtOUKS 


coloeal ihrirpraoliaea 1M door* P fl °° S ' 


aHhe" cause" oMlidr \"pS- iow^SpbM 


bora; and of these we charge that their clainf 


ibiFi ? ^°Hf^ h St^H 


He wants nvery family to take (ho ^A-ordfr 0/ 
/W, which (hoy can do by sending the sub- 




■ TVboovor Visits Buakor Hill Monument, will 
foot of tho granite stairway T And yet ir any 




And wo are always ready la give tho reason 
1.1 Tt.oson.— Their arrangements for relief 


Thirteen tboossnd eight hundred and twenty 


make tbo donor "a member of tho eoeiety, $20 a 
trihutions of $2 and upwards will he aoknowl- 


S:i::7;::^r::n:z:z 


christian sect should assume to put its symbols 'panion when engaged in any difficulty, and 


bound beforehand lo repay the 'favor in kind. 


men no friends lo inier tbem I Did Ibeirneigb- 


edged in tho Advocate of /><„«, and the paper ^"'"'"/..l," *JJ™JJ 'Z'.-n.^^ZZ 


would ring wilt ' he ^™ pI "^"^'^ ^ ' and to *olVfcr I 'compare J. ilfpreftrewMo 








goad and lend, hopiiig for nothing '" These 


Miirs^^ 


lESHMONIAlti . , ™l*XuZt r ^dd-Filows^^'ln WW^ 




scriptures indicate (be true cfiarily. Do-Meson- 






of our Capitol, belonging to the people of this 1 excepted. These improper obligations; and 


'lion "l- Irtif IKJcSB* Cil'Ihg «Vit Si 


leuce among Ihe living, without an especial be- 


following, which Presiduul Blanchard's modesty- 


tno"'o " Z" compoto" Ita." ™cl.u™'" W.' 


State, the figure of a man baptiiing an infant, j not their boasted benevolence, forme the strong 


mutual assurance art-.ngemenl rXorii, is simply 




sole responsibility of publishing them entire. 




or the figure of . an immersion, and below &&& , * ^S^!^^^^^^^ 


to bid out Ihe true idea of tbi, heavenly virtue, 


work benevolent. But as long as we have pa- 






ihe date of the sect, the insult to tho balance oiJ^oas "Isorl tomrry mt Zto^ti&tert 


tho result of which can be nothing bill a miser- 
able self-deceplion, leading them to boast of a 
counterfeit oharily, while tbey_are ulterly de- 


rents and kindred and- neighbors and churches 


words of' explanation' or apology to satisfy 
tbem of the propriety of publishing such tes.i- 


Sif^5^3£S 


the people would be precisely tho same, only the -Section.' A. Sanford." 




than by parading heathen regalia and dei^tical 


Huthoienily explain themsclvea. 


into their pccrol;" lo Iboso wbo have joined, 




1. e»ludrfr.mIh.' J c'irer,' h of "t'l" ir' charily 1 .. 






''°t^!^^\^oTL couns,l we 


liberate attempt to strike out the christian era in beha,f of ,he ^"JfSSb !jUS 1'-*,. we believe 


seated as an impertinence and an insult lo eve- 


Noiuia.,, III., Feb. 19, 1*69. 




many of ihe need, a. possible. Their ioiti.tion 






We are thankful that tbo House had too clear j "udes^th ihT reply* "thl aTo™ rcm"o, 


fees and lodge la«es are a virtual delusion of 




have a dime, for which, please send ipe "Presi- ^"'^^"V^^^ B ° ld There"^^!^^^^''^' 








dent itmc ar s report to ( oirust -.-..-., ot h.:a ' ni < na i„ti n n fhm 


too much self-respect to sustain the buffoons; "We shall now close by saying we have pur- 


extreme youth; eo is old age; so is a sickly or 


for Christianity. 


ton College, on the ciubcs of its rejection ^y 
the College Society." From a card in my Ad- 


bo intelligently approved by iho church of 


wbo attempted to deride the petition of those P""^^^^"/.''^^!.- "^a"!^" 


crippled body or a feeble mind— and tbo better 


As to what was paid to widows and their fam- 


Christ and by all men. But further lo cam- 


fifty voters. By another year that insult to the 
people, our Slate Capitol, and the christian 


SSi^SX^^ 


race are all deluded by one stroke of the mystic 


ilies, we take no c^ceplioas. (bough these are 
quite as likely (o have been wealthy as poor. 




SrS=frEn;;E°'" ! 






in their prime, in none of whom can be discov- 








ings will be dated, not ia the year of Masonry, 


may noL Wo have no kind of objection lo 


ered a single presage of coming deslitution, of 


an amount equal lo what was appropriated for 


an.i-sl'ave'ry sTuggle^lhcn Tl coMaomethiDK 


others have need of aeor<.-t oonfoderaiions.'ihot 


but like the' deeds of our lands, "In thtytar of ^ J "" 

in the matter, though we very much dielike 


whom it would be Said, if Ibey should Com, to 

w.ot = »•'•»««« ^"'"u " ■ ";.■• '*'; 


«&^^^^^<^^|^ 




non^WoT^^ 




those make the whole sum $13,357.32, out of 






PRESIDENT GRANT'S CABINET. ■^^^^^tv^tuonll-^^T an^s 


fore their poverty obliges them to s|op payment 


$G0G,471.61.;or a little more than 2} per cent : 


and" honoraWcs ny w ere found 111 uTklng' from "he 


but of divine authorization, having for its foua' 


of lodge-du... 


of income bestowed on proper objects of charity. 








But is this charily < To us it look, as if these 








President's Cabinet ia announced. as follows; very much .more reputable. If this 


orders look vastly more paina to' .tan than lo 




















Hie needy objects of your benevolent regards. 


righteousness. , God bless him. and may ho be 














the Treasury; Gen. J. M. Schofiold, Secretary norr ibly broken, and was disabled from work for 










of War; Adolpb. E. Bovio of Pennsylvania, Sec- i nearly a year. The Odd-Fellows paid' him 


3a-J!,a.on.-Wc find Ihis in that uuoslion of 


clare, without any qualifiealion.lhat benevolorrte 


credit lo publisher and editors, ami muH wiold 


only body recognized as a roligious society, in 






.s no part of the object of at. order that diatrib- 










utes its income on such a scale as thia T that il 






M husetts Attorney General , John A, J. iHrS pef *'** r ° r tak,n S e ' re of hlm durtn 6 al1 


with a broken leg $3 a week till ho was ablo lo 


il claims to be benevolent, it is a monstrous 


ReBpaotfutly yours. hie ■" 'he only rule of faith end duty, lo do with 










Creeawen, Postmaster General. 


LoW wife" and hrte-Deen for more than 


r^n^rj^,:^ 


show of charity, when viewed singly, ore really 


• ' that book makes no mention T Are we not 


BENEVOLENCE OF MASONRY, 


uncalled-for and cowardly attacks made upon 


InTio disc!!rd at a» „£ "ZL "hie'' w ho 












c o serve ^ . ^lh*^ |h(j Amtri<:an \i\on to secret socUt.ics may. intensify into a 












Mig°ht no'lVhaud'of guerrillas or outlaws like 


RECENT PUBLICATIONS. 


say cowardly attacks, because it looks so (o'seC 


socictioB, what sort of religion ? Tboy welcome 












of their system of mutual relief for the benefit ; A good man, less prejudiced, answered him by 




Wo are in receipt of two recent ant.-sceret 




pagan. This is their boast, that their expanded 








epithets hurled, hissing hoi after yon, and as 










you would be supposed ready to turn and make 


and all religions. And can we as believers en- 






purity of (he church and the safety of the 


a bow for a rsply or explanation, the door is 




mutual relief! from which the church might do " J - M ; B -" 






slammed in your face. and holerogoneous? Can we with Ihe some 


well to" take lessons, and that these orders,, These hreibren heartily agree in condemning 






I once heard of a man who said he liked the: , ngue say to iho Methodist and tho Mormon, 




fidence, fleece community and divide tho spoils. 


Banner of Ohritt. Printed by Jlirney Hand. 


Episcopal service best because if gave a man a • the Presbylerian and the rapist, the Congrega- 






Ill Madison street, Chicago. 








to have arrived yet to such a state of christian 


worshiper of the Grand Llama: My l.rolher! 


•eorct oMhoir popularity. To which Brother or is due. 


company would certainly do as much, and do 11 


best production of Dr. Walsh on this subject. 


grace. 


A. Sandford replies as follows: 




gladly, for tho reputation it would, give them, 












and lay no claims to charily in the matter. 












How, then, can a secret society prove their in- 




tbat the cleansing of tho Augean stables de- 












volved upon ono so well caloulated for the 


Some may call it eery liberal. Il may cause 






institutions is confessedly no mora than a 












shrewd stroke of business sagacity; or such 






lainitig, in Ihe martyr spirit of apostles and re- 






concession to rights of .partnership aa even the 














of confederation, presented for examination. 


Father in Israeli meekly and mightily fight 












on ! Who of the holy prophets escaped persc- 






4(A Reason.— If relief were the real object of 


(rial of Polcr Cook and Luoia Cook, al Elkhart, 










Ind., December 14th, 1808, to-wbich ore added 






and father from their embrace, and plunged 




Sanford has adduced tho records of one Moson ; 






it. But again il is oluimed thai they are mors! 


him beneath the blue waters of Niagara; thua 


"stowing alma, it would materially modify our 


,io lodge, in which, by aomo mistake, wo Ihiul. 




treat. Nor was that tho only adi-anee that 


institutions. If, as appears demonstrably ccr- 


depriving tbem of their natural protector, and 


opposition lo them. No institution that truly 




by sending price by mail to her at .Elkhart, 






then added insults to injury, by offering money 




tics actually shown in the original records, had 


Indiana. 


If in reform-haliles some have run with the 










Ono copy will bo sent, post-free, for 20 cts. ; 


footmen and boon wearied, how can they con- 


syalcin, to reject their religious cloims.'hfn we 


by the incensed widow and mother. 






three copies, 50 els. ; six copies, $1. . 




can hope but little from them in re-pect to Iruo 








Thia work might more properly bo slylcd a 




morality, such as nlono should satisfj 'he chrii- 


iionB of Masons for tbo relief of their poor, will 


in appearance; and not in truth. Charity does 










nmount to no more compared to their receipts, 


not forbid us ihus lo condemn when tho evidence 














States. 


tho defeat js a, victory. Masonry in attempt- 












ing its tyranny upon Mrs. Cook, has unwitting- 


Yours on Ihe skirmish lino, 




For proof of the above, take tho report of the 








L. N. Strattox. 


ing morality j yet can any christian believe that 


legislative committee of Massachusetts, ap 


petually imposed upon by every knave. Her 


1845 wo found an income as follows.- 


tent of Jacl. This WOTjt, as ooming^from a 


Mexico, N, T., Feb. 18, 1800. 


Ibey can compare with God's own Institution tor 


pointed to investigate tho character of Masonry 








judges -not after tho outward appearance, but 


Grand Lodge, $ 12,610.9-1 


life, is admirable. Torriblo in' its reproofs, 


Special NotlCC— Six months subscriptions 


encouraging them ! Tho very best supposition 




judges righteous judgment." 




overwhelming in its appeals, and initsargu- 




tho case admits is that much must bo lost by 




Ui^SL^^ 










following : ' ' '•!'■»■' 


Tolal SoOfilnoT 


T^Tr"^:\iTj:i:z^, 


„l\ r «°m°Lr,.r.lVj,.a,-r.*u.«,iX»' , 'in 


When we have dod-given instilulious and in- 


" Monies received for makings, membership 






fees and quarterages, 16 years, $1946.91 




What disposal was made of the greatest part 








Expenses during same time, amount paid on ' as spurious. Thoso very acta which, if truo anc 






We are much encouraged by the rapid in- 




the different lodge-nights for refreshments,! sincore, would have marked them as children of 


supposed to be put to charitable uses is carefully 


ought to read il ; every Frca-Mason that would 


crease of our subscription-lisl, and trust the 




wines, liquors, &C, $98498. 


| the highest, only gavo intensity to lbs severity 


reported, lo-wit; 


know tbo mind of God concerning Masonry, 


ieal and aoiivlty of our friends will continue. 


[CONTINUE I* OUR NEXT ISSVE.] 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 9, 1869. 






<.,,„, $2, o, .., otb, 



a gilled widotr lady, who said : "Mr. Si 
I Bm by your Dutipliiie thai Masons 









Dm ivhoooTor edocta arc made, as they some 
day probably will ho, 10 purify Ibe clerioal 



neighbors loved and helped him, though non. 









3I0KK MOKMM/IM.. 












UibOHC CUAlllTIL'S. 

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,Ud to a Subordinate ].„,„,, „r„,Ma,.e 









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Snd you and a r.bol aoldior lying 



Messa.. Enrrons 
ountry, and baring 



I hollering 1 hare learned 



KKWS ITl'SS. 
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go. and thereby become a 
I kuon- it is thought by ■< 



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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAARCII 9, 1869. 



The R-oddles With Utile Aprons. 

I Mu.t.r.fccklOg.tbfc, 



y re hit(i,-mKHMr, 11 ,ii'fiLi>p 
WittL ,oniT. K1 .,.ini^ 

TJ]i>f1nt»»B.llb»srni)<: 



) allowed tbc defon 



mghl [lie bouse down 



aind it, and so near the 
la might touch the fore- 
f finger. He proceeded 



i tell you? Does he think 






of strong evidence nod iinpregnnl 



forehead' glowed 1 



TIIE TBIIMrn OF TBIT1I. 



»altby planter, had offer 



went (o Ellison's bout 
door. The murderer i 



ropkin 



the tide of popular indignation, had circulated 

him for el.ander. Boti suits were pending— 

The interest became deeper when it was 

lawyers were overwhelmed by their opponents, 
more likely, of poverty and justice against m on- 



Mills, looking kindly on tho plaintiff. 




"No sir, they have all deserted mo, a 




















Judge, glancing around the bar. 




The thirty lawyers were silent. [M 


ryElli 


son'fl husband bad net been a Mason 








not defend her "without injuring them 




families," so it was left for a poor C 




stranger to do.— Ed.] - 








thickest pari of the crowd behind the t 


or. 


was so unearthly, sweet and mournful. 


UuJ , 


Tho first sensation was changed into 








hii way through iho crowd end plao 




self within the bar. Ui 9 clothes la 




Bbabby that tho court hesitated to 


lot in 










ibe stale I" demanded tho Judge. 





riok of all, and best calculated lo 
jury rendered a verdict of fifty 



a approximating to the eloqm 






dof tho doctor, "Dooior, what do you i 

■■ Bui in rbere nothing moro that can be 
"No, sir. Everything that human skill 



We. are oonslautly f 






it plainly. I know you can, father, 






,o plain that I 



10WKKS10X. 
This word denotes change; religiously, 

(ought after tho truth. 



tor his recovery, .the Colonel 
leoplo wlioiH aooshq hod led 
igh ntleen hard-fought battles 



a Redeem 


JJT 


■ilj growing 
u bnpli.iu. I 


r 


°°°" 


nister by 
uggling 


£ 


T^tr t l 


»rof 


<££' 


%2f 


,pu 


Uremilj.i 


;t, 


«/il." 


orL—Cw 




ed, and God 




leased 






I0BACC9. 





a doing all it might do, i 






■■Certainly, I never <lc 
"Yes, perfectly ; and 









felt tho nervous band on myhea 
} word "father- 1 in such a lone o 
md joy, that I knew Iho change bod 



together. Wo shall b 



"Now, father, I want you should pray, and 
"Father, I am very happy. Why, I beliov 






Why, Colom 

'I am bettor, 

My father has I 



In the evening three Burgeons i 



bbb bo o uxo i e«v a i cars 


air, by 


Er$$— -*' 


a righ 


church eipenda yearly five n 
hundred and fifty dollara, yea 


S> ihe 
tbyye 



o as regularly and uniformly as a ma«„ 
placing and adjusting block after block of m, r . 
ble, by perseverance, completed a build in. 



With impatient haste, be changes Ihe con 
lion, and speaks of matters of which he 

An unusual reserve takes the place of his 

; heHwkBtobBiIone.iindtb.-pr.aUer- 
>ap n , whal do you think!" Ho star Is, 
sily glancing around. "Say, pa, what J,, 

ed to sit upon this portico such pleasant 
enings.nnd pour out their thoughts to cat* 

elawn, singing and merrily calling for at 



He Btarts as from a dream. "Wh, 
te ; I shall retire," and without care ft 
looks or thought of her, ho hastily seeks L 



.rowing herself into I he 
i both have rocked and ta 
lorcy over, viuliwiUy M lio 












He starts and says. 

as though you wer 



but by mo." "Verily, verily, 






not exactly the business of science to * 
;mcnt upon tho morality of this; but , 

s the way for intemperance, dyspepsi 



not only destroys the body, but Hit 



. Ood and bis own soul. And whatever 
ristian press, or the Christian Church, 
aro not doing, It is manifestly their du- 
ll thoir duly, to do their best, to snaloh 
nners as brands from tho burning.— 
Btv. Qtorgc Traik in Conyrtgationaiitt. 












m, and I intend to 






good in ils teach- 



if he icai, he wat rightly itrved. Not bctoj 

to subsoribo to, or approve of such priaji- 

pies myself, I have Buffered, lately, injury «(■'■ 



oy daily employment -, and will, t 
arded, pursue mo lo the dark rt 
tomb ! I obey the coll, break lit 



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once for moro than 
1 in truth and on sub si 












ed supremely" ridiculous. By 



d kindred associations, pro. 

1 as roenjljer*. The place 01 
tennined by Hie Assobiatior 

^.liny, subject to change fo. 



Now, frieodB of light, organic your Stat* 
and counly and town auxiliaries'. Organise 
your conferences and presbyteries, association! 



of delegates be looked after, hut we ) 



be set to work on a vastly larger scale, but th. 
tongues of !Grc; nmst be evoked. We in us 



jonrney after a godly sort." A wl B e finaocial 
tiolory; this is the subject for thought, foi 
(ng. M,n of thought and men of action, heed 

scuta the iippurtuniij, eivc the «it.dom * 



ilifiion. The principle of 






moverod the dolet 



Mason lodges in France woro Ibo hot-bcdi 

rhorc the seed*, were „> w „ Qnd Under |y rearcd 

L.,Ud ,.,,,> .n u ral or r.-l. K i.,.,.* cult! 



il-'iuld liini re.i i.uhv -rive. " This senai' 



is stamp wore the tadMAid Masons U P" blis,,e(i ^ ftltern ' ltc TucsdB 
ding to Washington, were organ!,- EZRA A. COOK, 



ti.ciplea ot' mural and pulilkal philuSupli v 






ofessor's publication made its ap 

, America. lu a paper printed at 1 

brd, Sept. 26, 1709, we are told that Rol 



waned by an abjet 
arly, by the base criir 
cry, and by frequent 



right, Dr. Ta f 



Professor's dhani 
Ihlp with Masons, 



Dr. Hobison, speaking or t 
niimtions of the Doctor', 
e been circulated lu Auk 
i- been sent to Edinburg 



ious Professor in Yalo College, pre 



published iu 111 
fharlestown, Mas* 



centlyprevnilcdm 
smpk-d upon all U 
dice, disregarded « 



for a little season. ■ 






, moral, Ktmtific and 

inglon and Franklin n 



ippress tholworkof invest 
thoroughly organized .v.-Hei 






od upon him The 



t God visit us in judg 






wiser and bettor 


hnn 


on, frown on this wl 




n pastor, lift up you 








ro out among the p 


aople 


1866.— Pwbt/ltr, 





■ ,,!.,„ ».,.l 



M« for l„M r ,i 9 hl ytn; 



nh later (Oci. M, ITeS). 



,],11, ,«I,,,W „f th. /.,t!.h.n I 









SSS51*'?' 


ll„ e i»,ttb,J op, 




."m.nwhoiTr.k 



out the time or the organization or th. 
idontly had fears that the Masonic orJ 

e Address. 

Your* for truth and light, 



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mpL-d violence upon him. t 
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terror of his father, and his 



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riiicta he died at once. The boy had not be. 



saddest over brough 



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ainlly. 3. Again, 






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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MARCH 23, 1869. 






The Christian Cynosure. 


„™ or *™ cI £»™ <" "™>™ 


iniquity in the Master's oath as I took it." Was 


A PASTORAL MlTTIilt TO THE 


IttASOKIC TMBM 


!™f ta taMmlS, rith"i°UZ. n7pre 


THE ECCLESIASTICAL OFt'ICI!<j op 




s rz'^.?z°Fizii;r<°'™:^ 


ever deceivableness or unrighteousness more 
perfect ? " Not a> / took it /" But it was there ; 


presented «l.ro.. E h pre*-, of oilier im.i- 


fXoTt— Tho following tremendous article is 


chapel. The difference, in a religious point o 




ha,,.: ™»w.™. .«»•' 


Since I last wrote on the subject of the i n . 






now. And the literal truth ajd fullness of your 




Clark, Rhode Island; Eastburn, Mass. ; Chase, 


view, it will bo observed, is very great. Th 


compatibility of tho ministry of tho Gospel 








fooMinnjBD run* otm last.) 


N. H.; and Burgoss, of Maine, which is accord- 




with Masonry, tho papers have furnished a, 






sibility as a wicked deceiver before God's bar 


4. These institutions claim your countenance 


ingly ordered.— E D . OvuoscnE.) 


of the Lord, while the Masonic hall is dedicat 


with an illustration that we could hardly h»t e 


acription list has slowly Imt steadily increased 






for their alms deeds and benevolence. But 




ed to tho "honor and interest" of tho craft 


anticipated. It comes from ono of the great. 


from the first ; mid tlie rale of increase has 


One clause of the Master's oath, as Bernard 
and the Grand Lodge of Rhodo Island, and all 


niaineth, intentionally, oil the effect of the 
baldest lie. H. 


hero we say again, " the poor ye have 
always with you," and yo have no occasion to 


tensions of the Masons place tho origin of the 
" sublime craft" far anterior to the coming of 

own showing, thero is nothing Christian in the 


Tho church ceremony opens, nnd is intcrpola 

Scriptures. One of tho Scripture ciprcssionB 
in the church coremony, is that rcraorkablo 


est hot-beds of Masonry outside- of the In. 
slavo States, from a place which has produced, 
probably, more illustrious members or the sub. 
limo craft than any other in the Tree State, 


you we wore " Urribty h. tamat" and by this 


.^E^BOOKON^BI. 






and Territories except Utah. It comes f rorrj 


was literally true— not only of the editors, but 


that I will hold myself amenable thereto when- 
ever informed." 


^^t^^^aT^m^Z 


°//f»4™ ihVntmXo/n™ e'ret c.Tb" 


t^^u^!^^S^^!^- 


passage, chapter Vu, 2d Corinthians, verses 14 


Binghamton, Now York, a city which, by tt 










together with unbelievers, for what fellowship 




have appeared in our columns. We thank you 
for your patience and faith, while we have en- 


^i!^!^^)^^!^!^^!^ 


tract* had we room. More in our next. 


benevolence of these bodies aftor all just what 
our Savior declared to be of no intrinsic worth 


was planted in New England, and had boon in 
successful operation over a hundred years be- 


what communion hath light with darkness* 


Eric Railroad. We doubt if any ono of much 












prcsenteTl 'for' the ^."rfeSi' Tt 


inoldent to sturtinc a ere at enterprise in e. city 
of forty Masonic lodges, three Odd Follows' 


~SSSH?Srf 


1. It is tot thai I have any quarrel or con 
tiovcrsy with any member of the Masonic 


or genuineness, when He said sinners lend to 
sinners to receive as much again? "Bind 
yourself to benefit mo and I will benefit you." 


E2S?j2SS 


what psrt hath he that helieveth with an inli 
del! And what agreement hath a temple o 




l, t .,d-oF crime, and th.t by ualp"^".^!- 


Order. No one of them can justly acuse me of 


motives, and to objects commended by Jesus 


without one iota of indebtedness to Masonry. 


Aecordin"'^' the Greek t xt th 


iounee h menT: r '"" '" "^ ^ Ml ° Wl0S "' 


and hosts o o er Bccro nown at,, 


8 lr"™™rT,™.ZoSTih. 


2. It isnn( because I am fond of controversy 
—I am not. Altliouiih I have been compelled 


Christ, we still have to ask which will most 
redound to the honor of Christ and His cause. 


on the contrary. " Masoury is constantly trying 


"Be ye not helrogeiicoiuly or indiscriminately 


ntiiKlmmion. 
BtNouiiiTott, N. Y., Thursday, Feh. 26. 


economy, the Cvnosuhe is still out of debt, and 




to engage in much discussion, still I have 








Rev. Charles II. Piatt, Rector' of Christ 


has some means in advance. Some friends nnd 


mora) abomination it is— that, no one, we 


always dreaded and endeavored to avoid the 


God ? Which will be most likely to cause men 
to fe lorifr your God and promote their Balva- 


for carrying out Us ends, and for imposing up 


race of men, including pirates, as well as mer 


Chnreh (Episcopal) in this city, and Chaplaia 


correspondents are cahing for enlargement nnd 
a weekly Issue. Mr Carpsst™ thinks we must 
soon have an office and printing house of our 


it to the craft, when raising to the sublime de- 
cree of Master Mason— a man of an enlightened 


of Free Masons upon tho question of their pet 
institution, and am quite willing to arouse their 


bbSbS^e 


believers and infidels ; and that Christ is Ugh 
nnd Masonry darkness, what aro wo to under 


State of New York, Grand Chaplain of tae 
Royal Arch Masons of New York, and Grail 
Prelate of the Grand Encampment of th 




and sensitive and pure conscience. There are 






stand by this oppress Scriptural injunction, bu 


State, died at his residence in .this eity lUii 
















by adding, n S yon see, « colu-nnj^a pag^jg 


!H« k «l*w < tato ?i ^ > » Maf* b "^aT*** 00 "" 


capriciously or wantonly assail what they 


InothtVlThave'regloly. 111 


3y° mod'eT' KaLry 'never p™to2d" 


ml^rof^ 


Now, as wo habitually attend tho Episen,,,! 
Church, wo thought that we knew something 












Masonry t And what must we think of a 






of great and good names is a more vital and 


4. It is not because I am willing, if I can 












substantia.] support of Free Masonry than every- 


dutifully avoid it, to render any number of the 






dedication of both a Christian church and 








fraternity odious. But my reasons are: 






Masonic Temple ? For our own part, wo thin 








1. I wish, if posMle, to arrest the spread or 


^^^^^ i hr^Bi 






Chaplain of Royal Arch Masons!" What a 






this great evil, by giving the public, at least, 


is meritorious to oppose Jesuitism. 




grand ond royal title for a Protestant ohurcb, 


women, who have, silently and aghast, wit- 


TtoZbt whether IS ^lE"^*?.^ 


so much information upon this subject as to 


Wo can remember, oursolf, when the build 

in e where Masons assembled was usually called 


onWs P 'lin;.tr,Lt''S,hT ra "gt™"Ili„Vo P 


met with any such title or designation in ibe 


neesed for long, sad years, the triumphs of the 














dark, foul "orders," amid the sepulchral 




2. I wish, if possible, to arounse the young 




common to call such edifices "Temples." The.. 


The Masonic Temple, the reader will perceive 


Prolate of the Grand Encampment " What 


silence of press and pulpit, have been glad- 


the mystery of iniquity, must he omitted, the 




^^^X^MJ^^HU^S^A^i 


arc also built to resemble Temples. A hali did 


is dedicated, not to God, not to our Saviour 






candidate be mode to swear as strongly as his 


Inevitable consequc.a of such a horrible trifling 


not necessarily imply any religious uses, but a 




what is the meaning of Pcplntc? Since th" 


,hro„ E h t.« C™>, «, nstr.sth. old patriot 


tho worst, keep that out of view, and only 


with the most solemn oaths, as Is constantly 
practiced by Free Masons. Such a course rauBt 


temple dees. Tho very meaning of temple is 


Ronic trinity, compounded of Fiiek M*soNnv 
Vtrtde ano Univkusai. Benevolence. What 


prayer book will not help as to an understand- 


prophet who had sighed in secret over the 


swear him to acknowledge the obligation of it 


and docs, as a matter of fact, grieve tho Holy 


b^rstssolTe l^aketeTy prtltloMoZ 


deity. A church ; an edifice erected among 


ehaneo is there of tho cultivation of such a 


for it. We find these in Webstor (old edition), 


idolatries of his country, when he found that 


' whenever informed." If this startles bis bus- 




Christians, as a placo of public worship. A 














selfish men who dedicate their temples to the 
















a dignitary of the Cliureh." Then Masonry. I| 


" But," said a high Masonic official, of Ohio, 


nol fasten upon by that clause 7 It'secms a 
covering broad enough for the devil nnd al] 


be deceived and committed, as thousands have 


when the conscience proclaims that he who is 

be justly applied to nil secret societies we wil 
not undertake to say. It is sufficient for our 


Tho word is derived from the Latin word ton 


to have said, " I spake openly to the world ; 


appears, has a high dignitary of the church 


to the writer, " as Mr, Lincoln said, ' You will 
True : But ' the weapons of our warfare 


In .Cob2Iu, U Vh"r° "notZg TJ\'Zt 


nature of the institution of Free Masonry. 
4. I, with the many, have been remise in 


We happened to be in Boston just before the 


over taught in tho temple, whither tho Jew 
always resort ; and in seerct have I said noth 
ing." And is it likely that that Apostle, afte 


of Rector of an Episcopal Church, cau be aa 
"ecclesiastic of tho higher order" of a "Grand 


mve to depend entirely on memory— something 
is precisely ' em Die ta<tt.' We only want to he 


was fully revealed to us who are now old. Wc 
have greatly erred in not preserving and hand 


been erected near the Common was to he ded 
icated. It was a vulgar pile of stone, of medi 


reporting this Baying of tho Saviour, woul 
make him to be, and consent to be a patron o 


Royal Arch Lodge of Masons," which may he 
mode up exclusively of Mohammedans, Brjlia- 


are mighty,' to the pulling down of all sucii 
false altars ! The masses have no interest in 
the lodge which swindles their earnings, en- 


or religion." So he is assured that this is 




^'^ff^aTS^^SJ^ 


cial merit not to speak openly to the world t 
We all know that the pnc»n mythologisLsan 


must bo the Arch Bishop of such an assembly ! 

From what wo had learned of Bp-aoopilteii- 

ism, wo hod never supposed it possiblo, for 

one and the same time, bo a Universalis 


slaves their consciences, and endangers their 


only to provide against a possihlc over-sight 


,-ontinue Ibis rt-nii^noss. 






Idolaters, in order to keep themselves in com 


souls, while it feeds them with moon-shine and 


flTal ^sLT'buT mirk? tmfoath doe" lot 


rJ^iaS^^s-^b^^^lti^ 


d^lTr sccrS MM '■"'TifLj! th ° 


great f weaa growing from the trunk oF thi 


cWged the ll 'pract,ee or"tho«TJ!o "crZl 




rites. All true Christians must abominate it 






If they have no sinister design whatever, a. 

bcrs as individuals, they unluckily possess the 




upon their gods ; and thus the Mason 


Unitarian: preacher, Mohammedan mufti, or 
Jew Rabbi, in his qualifications for the office of 
Bishop, though he might delude Mormons fur 


as a counterfeit religion. Patriots must soon 
abhor it. when its musk is torn off and they 


8 Without limitation, if " any part be omitted," 
,o matter what part, or for what cause. And 


abundantly proven. As soon as Free Masons 


^SsSSi^sIrt 


in order to get respectable authority for th 
from that very one among the evangelists, who 


bound Masons to care for a rebel who was a 


thus the grappling irons of this devil's onth are 


face the frown of an indignant public, already 


ies. Dearly beloved, "shun tho very appear- 


grateful for having his sins whitewashed over 




persons for holding tho office of Bishop in the 
Kpiscopal Church. It is quite remarkable 


Free Mason, before a loyal comrade, wounded! 
All good men must abhor it because" it binds 


slipped on and faat^p.n him, and be^n.ws 


i^S^^BB^B. 




the craft, and he, too, builds costly temples. 


^i^^t^^zr^'' ekarly ' 


them to brotherhood with the wicked. Truth 




c^S\l^%^^^^^nl 


Masonry, it is claimed, has nothing to do 


But still, we find Episcopal ministers favor- 








log th.s imposition, this, impudent perversion 


from the Bisboprio for having a score of wives, 


abhors it because it worships the devil ! And 




^formed. ' \T^ way £^£ ^at"" 






of scripture, this knavish jugglery and priest- 


he is yet tho highest Mason in tho United 












when the masses sec that the lodge-prayers to 


gust, no matter, so long as ho is «/«.(. Mason- 














ry has the full benefit of his name and influence. 


field of controversy and attempt to justify their 


for stabbing tho uninitiated in the dark and 


importance to tho country, it was from those 








Conscientious doubts regarding this oath, 


institution, Let any one oxomino tho question 
and he will see why they make no attempt to 
justifv Free Masonry as it is revealed in the 
bonk* from which I have quoted. I greatly 
desire to have the public, and especially the 


shielding the mombers from justice. Right or 


Boston Masons that he received some of the 




is far ahead of Binghamton in tho sublime 






wrong, multitudes regard the pledging of life 








boT^o, IZ a!r B girrLltlor b e e rVp S 


gcther with the (latteries nnd promises and 
usually secure silence. Few men are likely to 


as the penally of disclosing their secrets to be 
those who violate those unlawful oaths by their 


and he was called on to dedicate tho new tctn- 
fluencc of his presence. We were not present 


tempt, they must clear their order from the 
practices of Masonry. 

Episcopalian 


Bishop with tho professions of Mormonisiu 










God and take courage ; and let us, 


feel that the importance of their individual 


is. Then let (hem act as duty requires. 

7. Should Ibe asked why I have not spoken 
out upon this subject before, I reply that until 
the question was sprung upon us in this place a 


out of the letter aod spirit of their obliga- 


ed with the sight of ten thousand mediocre 


NOT TO E1TE.T VO^R^POLI TIPS OR t0 g0 thcr0 . 


subscription list of the Cvnosdre by all possi- 
ble Christian means. 


or the serious imperiling of their comfort, their 
ciposing the powerful and corrupt collusion. 


tions. Bight or wrong, multitudes regard the 
tawdry ornaments, superstitious ceremonies 


meo,[all in their shining regalia, like the folds 
Puritanism ond liberty. Of course, wo don't 


The following, from J. Q. Adams' Letters, is 


zB^^^^Sz 


2. Let us organize local a miliary ^asaoc ia- 




and 8 sulking abroad over Hie face of tho whole 


rogeoeous assemblages as these orders form, 


served, -but the prescribed form for euch occa- 
sions is as follows, viz: The Master of the 


vith religion and morality, and that there shall 


z o ic^z^^ a ^x a 


m oans to smothers to our first great onnlver. 


Washington can stay away from the lodge 


in the Itidf/Kiitlem last year. They are revis- 


is to profane and pollute it. Others firmly be- 
lieve the seorct orders to be tho actual Baal- 


lodge to which tho hall to be dedicated hclongs, 


^S^S^S^^ot^S 


^^^■JjbAO^^ujSlt^ 


sary in Chicago, June Sth, no*t. 


™ d tI^"r'«"° i .'»d C u!l"rlri£Z°or."d 


ed, enlurgcd and rearranged. To this arc 

added eight numbers not heretofore published 

0. I have said in the body of tho work, and 


urn o/ this age. Be it that this is nil weakness 
and prejudice, yet these things being bo, it is 
morally certain that our brethren cannot con- 


being animated with a desire of promoting 
the honor and interest of the craft, have, at 


SHSiSlH-S 


trous, end subject to no inspection or super- 
vision from the Church, is mure thaa wo can 
comprehend; and especially where ono society 


foul obscenities, to give wisdom to guide ihe 




wri' S *' on"! - te W jS S« 


■jortwith.ih.jw "^ ..JLfifjjij.BBri, ^J 


great pains and expense, erected a Masonic 
hall for their convenience and accommodation, 


n their unsupported word the confidonoe 
which cannot be safely or innocently reposed 


may be Christians and the other infidels, pa- 
gans, and Jews. There must be somo profound 








































r,' l lon''Z k \'''Z.n"*w'. 1 .to°°oo ".""'. 




staler these lodges, is it nolclear that prudence 


progressive as well as speculative, and what 


R Z?,o t U lretL.rcovrnttitlho 




of hers, who is clerk. i.c '■ Chicago, ia oOVr- d 


SINGULAR RESERVATION. 


rank and title of Prelate, at least, to solve. 








aloof? If vou have the spirit of hiiu who said, 






While thus having our thoughts directed to 


the Ma-son,. Tine ruals the bcoev.-lenco of 




The London Herald tells the following sin- 


•' If meat make mv brother to offend, I will eat 


erally, has now become a Temji*, ^ where solemn 


r Issuance that it is nt'-t 1 covenant with 


he immense power of Masonry, in reconciling 
















Judas thirty p.erc.oi nUer to belr.y his Lord. 


..ler.ro h the ttr.. ng -,i tr.tio.ony b.r .1. You 


B °Not many years since, certain miners, work- 


certainly fort-go any oersonal gratification or 


in New Orleans is a den of conspiracy, the 


ist tho iwrrf of a man. Why may thoy not 


• istio qualities together in perfect amity and 








ffI n r«'te"pu"o!.| B to ZlTas usably 












poor fellow who had perished in the suffocating 




haractcr of those obligations before they agree 




ft U fnZbtSMrTw^ t^J^S^ Tne 


ssSHHSSS 


,o which tho body bad been subjected— agents 


zrie*i™*" ni 


After certain mamruvres, in which the Bible 


o take them ? Because, with such knowledge 




it was willingly restored. But tbe hosts of 

Aroalek must be thoroughly alarmed when they 


thine h.od, with the. Lord ' '' B »'jJ * ^ * U 


fcclually arrested the progress of decay. They 
brought it up to tho surface, and for a while, 

till it crumbled through exposure to the ntmos- 




^M^i!^^^^^'^ 


u the Royal Arch not excepted,) must obev 
anger, help them out of all difficulties, 


aS^SrSSS 


"aria, " "i» Z7c'Z^ZZl"T<. w',' 


martyrs and ApoStles^of Chri.t^ who were 




m JTSriST TJ'tJ^Xl^ZT^Z 


' ' » now dear the placo whore brothers troo. 


right or wrong," but must do nothing contra- 


pirated Tof ^rtU°ie 8 B "» Taw' 


?°v uT"J™'ir\°'" ittiz". u z " 


Inventing of all things"! " B.tit »■» r»i„ 




l LTSyZl^T c ' 1 0DCreie8 ' nnd ,c n' bc 


Faith in what ? Not in our Saviour, ™t In 




r r waeTe°roTn7Z^ 




::"£,,'? ££ '<c'i"ir r ' »n 


Z ^e-^enettiorhad g^IcTlT day 




and 'interest" of Christ which is held In view 


interfere with any man's politics." Thus 
aya J. Q. Adams : " I have heard of the in- 
mictions from the owner of a piratical cruiser 


ond of sympathy. They had been tamed and 
enaturaliied by policy, cunning and art, and 


MioutoTor Ucin 0. Cook'. " al.-t.r T,r "i.o'.I 


No Admittance —Death ntuer regards bolted 






doors. How vain is the madness of raising 


in the dedication ; but it is the honor and in- 










barriers, and saying, » No Admittance ." when 


terest " of the craft !" The name of the Saviour 


troyed, but, instead of anything high, worthy, 


by joining. »l»'0-< "»'»« too. snnl. and Ibr 


shall And it," soith ttie Truth Himself. 

■■omitting" clause. By it any part may bo 
omitted, and that intentionally. When a ro.ig- 


came npi and she knew again the food which 
gotten. Tho poor miner was to have been her 
died. They were rough people, of course, who 


the King of Terrors approaches and knocks! 

To the ball and hut, 
Think you Death will tarry knocking 


est, the ceremony finally ends with a splendid 
procession three times round the lodge, nt the 
close of the first of which, a pitcher of corn is 


o his Captain, directing him to lake, burn, 
ic lairs of nations or of humanity. This man," 


hero waa nothing but abject meanness, apathy 

ow learn from Binghomtou, is a Church, and 
ub its high dignitaries, such as Prelates, etc. ! 


M serious o sup. nheu you can just a* Roll 


rigliM and liberty. Wbon one hesitates omin- 
ously from geno.al conscientiousness, slur over 


?H£'lHrgtr;;e„:r::'::'.,r,to: 


SSSZIlt 


ler (probably A. Johnson) who says: "In the 


c adds, " must have been a Mason, of at least 

he Royal Arch degree. "-(Letters of Opinion 


Episcopalian. 












Wilmot, the infidel, when dying, laid his 




all that is peculiarly Masonic, and thus the 






Hali to Phm Misonbv." 




rembling, emaciated hand upon the Sacred 
Volntuo, and exclaimed, solemnly and with 


ON HI " ■ 




Dear reader, how touching are thoBO words 


At the close of the second procession, he 


Live to bo useful. Live to givo light. Live 


No lettm or communications having rnlcr- 


nesses who testify honestly that titcy " nevor 






Te "name T the" holy ^t. ' John, Tdo^lonmiy 




unwonted energy, "Tho only objection against 










nd quietly and steadily shino on, trying to 




fcCt..»K unless nccompanitd by the tool 


a^^rZVZ^Z^^l^ 


old, the other ao young. They had both been 


' Tud luhrioTn'nd 'kn^v'^f any m^'heal 


dedicate this Hall to ViBTt'K." 
And, finally, at tho cud of tho third, ho pours 

observed iu the dedication of Masonic bolls or 


"A holy life has a voico ; it speaks when the 


ntuoatt'heve, who is cold to the beauty of 






dead,— The Prubyttr. 


without, and knock and wait so long r Will you 


CnmsT Jebl-s in tho soul as its Savior and 
auclifiicr give us heaven here on earth, SSS 


"< 'prayi* and meditation have Ihe nature of 


orthography in tho lutoolumii of ihe first page 


ger'V^^ni^t'sUhd'^rt: 


relatives; thoy livo one by tho other, and lite 
ruo turtles, thoy die when out of sight.'' 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, MARCH 23, 1869. 



rial ■:<■• ,rr men! While there n;> 
fusion in (he moiling depnrtcnei-t 



I hep; leave, in the interest or oor cao<..- 
c?a the ease of Ibc above college on you. 

I began to fipeak, write, ami print n^n 

ntury ago, nnd liave kept quietly at It, m 



where, I cnmo here to Whcaton, wbero the 
Wcsdeyans, hard pressed, had a feeble iuntun 



lini st.vidily, under God. pursued its . 
in), who carried the ehurcbes of tllin 



rrhy has exceeded 



l,*r. Cssteh, fit . Feb SI, 






Each Slate, District, or Territorial Gra 
Lodge (and nobordinatc lodged, whore ihere 
no Grand Lodge), shall nine the d.-gree to 



,nd ntteatcd by the aoal of his lodge, of hi* 
laving applied and paid for mqh degreed, and 
hat he was, hy a ballot of the lodge, author- 

ng received, the proper officer shall confer tho 



that be takes n solemn obligation, bindjl 

to the duties prescribed In the degree, ai 

ifho is willing to talcs tho obligation, (if ho a 



of Peri 

name of the U 


















hater of darkness and lover ot God's light 
Our Trustees, our Faculty, o„r students, ou 

I will acknowledge it in the CTmcM. Uak. 

my heart beating its last warm pulses, en 
trenched strongly behind these beautiful BtVonc 
rails. "The Lord of heaven, Ht vi/t Up m 



io. Among a host of nam 
Rev. T. P. Stevenson, of t 



ainly be a fulfillment of Christ's doclnra 

n he is made, ye make him ten fold more 

nary Mohammedan will " go into the kingdom 

riots are more easily converted to Christ 
Tbarisces or Free Masons. This intro 
n of Free Masonry into TcrFia is a move 
)l the grand adversniy to increase the 






,.ly. When the people of the 



lolly kisses. Why r 



I Tli.' B itf ,tiM Church in Morrison. Whites 



t this docs not folio.. 



prefers the lodge to tho church is a spiritu 
burglar. 
A PutaoxAL Notice. — I have several Urn 



•ctly to the publisher, 1 



tlons, and every paper pertaining to tho edSto 









!' tl i I 1 -- T e, I ■ t ■■' :r ■,■..!■. 
, .—"Mistaken again; Joseph" 






ic presence or Almighty God, urn! tin 
s of tho White Degree oF this Orde 
finlili-rl. inojt solemnly promise, det'li 



ir, Or in a lawful lodge of brothers, whic 



Charity (lows from the heart, softens 
, hnd cieites to good actions. Front i 
irity Bow the most sublime pleasures i 

-ss no human foresight could prevent \ by 
nt to a whole family, which might 



plcdgowntre 


^szr+s&t 




founder of Odd F 


he Almighty and 


Supremo Grand t 



>"«',«'"<•! 


,, "ib 


l-xlgo t» 


*■ :[ 






verted fro 


i M- 


ta^'l.i^'in 


1 'l'"' 


.".'«: ''h« 


. . ■■: 






.elpjou through and gl. 



been, a reader of The Voict. Jl 
a of Masonry on hand, now but b 



Q. What were tho commands of God 
A. Tbat ho should act with humanity o 



By infoting together ns brothers— nut 



A. By frequently meeting together as broth. 



3 beyond tho grave, 
ties of Odd Followah' 






It by bis example and 



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The Christian Cynosure. 



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The Christian Cynosure. 



RICHARDSON*! 



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esjcd afeftr tlt.it " Richardson I Monitor 
a ft work of similar character, golten up by 
lBO ui still further lo perplex ivnd cause anti- 



tml variation from the disclosures of Bernan 
Alljn, and (lie I.eroy Convention. Cut out tl: 

led to conclude tlint the liook was gotten up i 



c that the murderers of 
Elected through . 
lext paragraph. 



mtUorities of the Methodist Epis- 
i justify the violent und un 5 crip 
tiken as described below ? or will 




ASSOCIATIONS. 

Editor CrxosrR?f : 

On the morning of the 14tb of March, I de- 
cred n sermon on " Outh Taking," which the 



T: ■■ ... .f o:.ilm.atid .01: 



lege of receding tbr 






f the Lodge. 



arch habitually, ond for 



If anything i 
pHctlo. or something 



appeal 



The 



printed and sold by the million. I think tb 
National Committee would do »j?ll to adopt U 
with some slight modifications, perhaps as 
permanent abridgment of Bernard, fitted } 
the popular use. But I writo lull mainly t 

candor, piety, and good standing villi thol 



t Against Mr- and Mrs 

KFIAltT.DeC. II, IBIS. 



early age of the world, undoubtedly bindi: 
bui to sup^oSo that they mean unythingn 



li.m of paving the public i 






M done, nolh.ngi.ileraUJ, 
To allow any hut oin.fr 



1 they were broken up 






. OHIi l-.-fOMtt.-N IS, 






lion of the 16th • 



; by tlio Supreme Majesty of tbo Uni 



ond abrogated 






n thro-,,; .t ttu- realm. Civil ma 

j to be legalized. A Protectant Pap.-r 
i Ocvtl Eeho, has been started at Sei 



ove-of Jonathan ai 
than was knit to i 






cecded in pioduci 



t«fil.e f.hlSt.it.-lt.ii.l. II.-. 
nicy flenerol of ll.o Stute 

r jjroiuiueiil positions. 



-.iti-e ...i R ina1ly -i-nred „1.- tl. II 

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division, and a lawsuit is prolmbtu. 'ask I 1 



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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, APRIL 6, 18C>9. 



from me 1 Iiisnoieo. But D«vid 
l*«r," moreover, and arid, Truly, u tUo Lord 



Eimtore Ctn-osfU: 

Perhapa an apolocv nmy l)ir offi?red I 



c fe«edt c ,,™,e..i.rckr, 

, tbongbl of gelling ah^ed. (fccltag 



r of tie UoionJc 



ACACIA, hnndsomol* 



;f..q nro tok.-n frum tlic fol 



:s. Such peop 
iir> iiO'1-.iil-h ' 



us and gro&il 
d w>-,<1 ,11 ,,o 


Jlfililj 


ofroply. 


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.1 ... 


i:.V" 



l SCOTCHMAN • 



a violation »' 
Ood. than I 



on o\ save the .vi.-krii . 






mi But in this respect I found myself cotii 



, in the name of the Lnr,l 



left brent t, jour lofl .mi-it "D rut 






niig a reply from you', to il 



L..dgo of the United StJtes, and of Ihe firm 
Lodge "f tin- Stfttc of , I declare >ou du 

to the Stconi! UT Omtiniit H.prf 



am ii Free nnd Accepted Mason, in 



of congratulation, nnd 

Which (though bearing 



.„,„"» .i.mv.cp ofli.ilftl.cc.rron.rrat.ee of the 
Mb, nctrntlly holds in degrading subjection, 
lationa ten times more rich In territory and 



Rro. Tost, go tbrough the alpbnlx 



■li- fftit 2d.iflO musket?, or Chiwscpnt 






, fellowship with any ol 



iii I hod been previously informed that 

more .thoroughly, it has become more at 

>re irreslatU.lv plain to my convictions th 
c institution is highly dangerous to tho Stai 

This T expect to show in deUil nhould I I 

irod to finish tho articles -hich I contei 

pleto Writing But in my ne*t (l will bo 

place to inquire, Hour art th* public to fawto id 

fVte Afaonrt/ U t 

r this inquiry \* wttled, wo shall be pro 

[To hp continued.) 
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HOW SIIVLL PltOTEJVTANTS ) 

To the Ra. It M. Hatfield, D- -»-, Chairman 

Chicago, to praent the ebon «#«' to their 
next monthly muting, appointed at their 

Men's Cfirittian Animation, Monday, April, 

Mr RESPiCTED BnoTniR: — When I entered 
your meeting under Farwell Unli, Monday, Apr. 
nth, I did not fully know ile nature, and being 
suddenly, nnd, unexpectedly called up, I was 



of thin world" trm." 



is then 



innocence, as of one Buffering v 
call you a Protestant minister, in the city of 
icago, in tho United States, planted and 
ired by refugees from priestly tyranny, and 
n-rites; in your own Protestant pulpit, 
1 you to account, and denounce you, for 
aching a Christian sermon, on Popery to 



.be problem, not only of the nge, but of ages. 
In the words of your brother Folder on that ocea- 
sion, you are to show us, or to guide a discus- 



It is living, actual, hard reality. And in the 
i words of John Randolph concerning Englar 
" if you will strike, I do not say an effect 

etrike, not at this name, "Popery," not 

its intolerance, (other sects are intolerant), : 

ly nature, " other ecots are governed by world- 
ly policy. You must discover tho root tl 
bears its fruit ; you must discover that clem 



murder- 



,ur own people. 
Haughty, shameless, defi 
, and a liar from the b< 
that mot tho Son of God ii 



■nnuirc after, methods of meeting Popery. 
Ftr*t, look at your weakness, split into Beets 
SB a baptism or a doctrine, unable to eom- 



Elkh»rt,-Ind., which may be had at 88 Lasallo 

Chicago, and he will see I have 



,ro Free Masons 1 And but lately the Lodge 
vas laying the corner-stones of you Churches, 
n the name of their strange god called " archi- 
ng prayers to God with Christ left out I And if 
t is still, as of old, possible to mock God; a 
ninistcr of Christ who is a Freo Mason, meeting 
weekly under tho cut-throat oaths, and coarse 
■orsa play ceremonies, " is surely a mocker ol 
Jod," and can no more oppose Popery sincerely, 
ban Satan can sincerely oppose sin. 

But I am no prophet of despair. Popery will 
ust as assuredly fall, as the Lord's prayer will 
io answered, or the Word of God hold true. 

mswer to brother Fowler's question, the one 



men have invested, got up, c 
Ided to, or substituted for the i 
j God through Jesus Christ. 



timed ; the reporters shut out, " for fear of tl 









i Moody anil I-'ur,-, -111, Hal 



and worst corrupted by simply | 



eiiy nf Chicago; in Chmch or Lodge, 



tiation or ceremonies of a Ledge, temperance 
e a man who should build a bridge into tb< 






:l good things spoiled, " and hated, by eome 
[ truth, by others for tho error which 



tion before too late. ' Political opposition t 



Illinois Episcopalians can oppose 
T!u National Association oj C 



>ably the United £ 
! as John Q. Adam 



raphe 



for liberty, in vindicating the right o: 
sought to trample out that right in tin 



i tho right of petition, 






came nowly up " in Moses day. (Deut. 

17.) The "new gods" were nothing 
prophets called them in forcible Hebrew j 
ings." Paul said, " an idol is noi 

What was that mighty thing, called id 



1- steady; the mind spi ritualized ; 
be a spirit or spirits, vAioh 



ed at the begining of our real difficulties, 
'he essential elements of Popery, spurious rites 
lan invented govcrments for the brido of 
Ihrlrt "which Is His Church, » in which the 
Bridegroom's word has not been consulted, and 



rod alupid joke. Tbey nroalla 









eollotsal power of Masonry defying tl 
a judicial power of the Government and mai 



derers of Morgan, and was dcfei 
comprehended the religious as 









ancient and modern. And when, by the brigh 
ness of His coming, Christ destroys this ant 
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[TobecOOtfoucd.] 



loweflesa to stop tho progress 



lontty of Mrt.- 



, for I 
icrease of intemperance. That Free Mmjni 

roceod to prove by pood Masonic authority 

no, speculative Free Masonry, the Free 1 

le house. (Sec "Origin of Masonry," p 188V) 
nd according to Anderson, an earlier Mason 
Titer and author of tho " Constitutions of tl 

;cras to have been to have a kind of jollific 
on. Witness the following stanza in " The 



:ov. Mr. MeMurry, D. D., LL. D., Grand Pre 
) of tho Grand Encampment, U. S. editor 



"It is perfectly proper for a Masor 






{if within ourku'.wi,..!-.), . 



letters, as I now assert, that 






lines, airun- 
d boforohnn. 









S'TIIETREaSONC 



,-,,cd<.uM:..o..ie pr..M-i,.le r 
M WH.W.H, M..-OI,, ,,.,, 

IghMeWMnT'' 



Pella. Iov,n, mills 
■ Elder John G. Stc 



p.ii..i-lnd outside tho lodge 



-ti/ro/.V,.r, lun , because the oat 






) Masons generally, i 



The Senate has finally confirmed the sp- 
ointment of Gen. Longstreet as surveyor of 
ic port of Now Orleans, 

Prol. Motley, tho historian, succeeds Rc T erd> 



I of the States by the 



Tho Bank of Engl 






onic view and 


not be br 


ought t 


light without gene 


admonish my 
,c first of the 


as they de 


1 


dragged into tho lig 


-.- (Vol. viii 


the crown 


Ot 800 


000 men for the ye 


play, tho inis- 


war in C 
!..it fore* 


flag— n 


ither side taking p 


w not follow- 


this barba 


OU9 CO 


rso ought to lose the 






i the Grand Lodge 



the scenes described by one of their writers, 
" It has been my misfortune, within the 
■ear, to have seen Masons so seriously 



abstcnance principle, they are so, not b 
e of Freo Masonry, but In spito of it. 

II. Kl.NSl.KY. 

>otor, March 26, I8SD. 

Roan not nil of us bo beautiful, but II 

to none. Wo can al'lT^us ^cro'loTc 
itrcngthon the family affections the delights i 



The question of acknowledging the indepiad- 

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cided only upon the 
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,nUa S 00r r ,tcllo?,"Iti3n n 
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NUMBER 19, 



Hicham Y*rick, 
Thomis Kkwendbi 
StHPKL Sr. John. 



I do not think I ought to objcc 

held, and have frequently expr 
o Free Masonry. 















iy penalties beyond tbo?o denounce 



trgo of Lis duties to the community, 
■om roar, fcvpr, or affection, 

es the social affection, by bringing 



tronger evidence that thia is not on oplni 






ling that the utmost decorum and pro 
' prSely ore observed, while a lodge is open, ye 
! the croft seldom separate without refreshment 

often happens that more is taken than i 

, and too frermenlly, more- than is con 



j meeting of a lodge in attended by 
ind as there ore generally, even i 
:ry, several lodges within the qonpau of 
ir twenty miles, opportunities far these 
ilions frequently occur. Often the habit 






y from any participation in that oul 
or a, long lime I did not believe the 
iid boon put to death. But I And mj 



to Masonry, T w"oi.|d not 



V,TZ"" 


• origin. - 


1 with tie wo 

iga from the d 
enn there be t 


S 


35 


r:r; 


aelieed b; r. 


IZ, 


„, „„u .. . 


her trade' 


re-enter 


„,dll 


reeulntioeg 
heir int" 
natural!* 1. 


nuekt tlion 


cmplnrm,.,,! 


LZ 



No man, at this dtj 



in wt.Kh iheir \\-or-l-pl .1 



f others. They ha 


o rs 


id chivalry of the 


Jark. 


ny connections.!. 


anei 


e Masonic system, 


nan 






Tho pretenco tha 


Ma 






ro possessed »' 



■on ? TJ.o world must again 
:1ml darknosB which excluded 






and acta in tho west, and rules the day, 

lat tho moon rules the night. 

it we may ho in no danger of violating the 

1 by the antiquity it claims, or by reaped 



-. tho dutiea of l! 



on should make himself kn< 
■ might look to that other 
whether it waa to be dispensed 



j might arise from dent 



little regarded ; and the .simple 



ty, to deserve but slight considers 



of a., Knell- 
eompbconcy.'innll 



o.ld rowd by the titlwof *'or,hipf.,l 
Worshipful, Excellent, Moat Excellent 
Illustrious, ond Most . Illustrious, with as mncl 
itv as the greatest despot in [he worh 



inlty. Foreigners must think we are not lea 
id of the show, and trappings, and titles o 
■stocracy and royalty, than any other people 



iplendor of tho black lodges of this city, he. 
>, their respectable and Worshipful Ua.tei 

lave been turned by their elevation from 1 

;reat Mason, wliowas not a very great fool 
>eg to ho understood. I do not mean hy 

al nod tho highest Masonic honors. T do 



I Justly t 



lodge. But I mean b; 



I hoT« cot been U h:n tho walli of a, lc If 



began to see the rani'ty and folly, and' as 
.ought, the evil tendency of Masonry. Mo 

ifavor r,b..; Impression I entertained pro. 









r I have "lad f>e 



mplc in becoming 
rorthy motive can 



man, but whether t!i 
institution. I bellev 

.1 might bo accomplisl 



Having, asreeably to yourrequest, freely e 



Saul-el St. Jons, Esq., 

Committee. Ac. 



, iu tho right 



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, Masonry is doir.£ violi-no to the ri-lu- 



temperanco societies, which hn, 
■e to make Masonry popular, thei 






Quuuj 






wallac 



den. Thoso of Adams to I.ivin^toi 

iblishcd in a volume, but this is no 

>.otc file of the jvi,«W WkW, from 1820 t 

at it might be found, if not among il 

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Morgan, showing the influence of Masonry 0: 

., and that of Hon. John C. Spence. 
I Commissioner appointed by nutbori. 
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■AarrcLi il The annua] meeting of thla Aa- 
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cial galheringa and for the purpose of mutual 
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ED1TOB1AL BREVITIES. 

. fail to read Cadwallader D. Golden' 



labors and In all these relations of life n 

Masonry is ell the moro valuable because he 
,0 tho figurative rule of interpretinc 






BaUn. And if wc meet together with 

moniac, and ire shell he foiled aa they we 
Let us " pray without ceasing," and if we hi 
first " power with God," we shall certainly p 

ropers frimdly tu the object are requritid to ; 



Byori 



■COniPARIN 



eCom 



iclo on the religious aspects of 
As we have not the paper no' 
tho precise words of the writei 



Mason is to exemplify true cvnngclical pi- 



what the Gospel enjoins, what nccti 
orating it from the institutions of Cliri 



Tui Thk- 

Conferenco of this denomination which mot at 
D, Oot. 2d, ISo'J, a Dr. Hoottely 



tion, and passed the following 



cided and fearless opposer of the sins or tin 
K If this characteristic of our paper bi 



nd Chapters and high digniturios of the o 

hey say. And by this rulo thoy are parami 
fill law, human and divine; and that 
,odges and Ohaplcrs and the high officials of 



t Mr. Coldon, rejecting ibis theory n 
s not then as clearly demonstrated as 



mdem 



and a 



. legiti; 



tfasonic oaths to the fanaticism of a few ignor 
mt and unworthy members of the fraternity. 

tend his testimony, mid read it through. 









iooferenco, and boo that no one is elected I 
nypoBtof influence, who is doubtful on th ( 
nbject. The General Conference meets Mo 



A Stravqe Family.— A youthful writer, J. T. 
sks: "What isuGood Templars' lodge 



loore. without the restraint of a 



they could have overthrown tho enemy (al 



viz: J600, $100, S100, *200, from central Mi 
noia; $1 from Cincinnati, Ohio; and 35 cent 
from York, Fa. The last donor writes : 

"It grieves mo that I am not rich. Som 
time I may have more to send. I am the frien 
of light but tho enemy of " light ',' from Lucl 
fer. I will work for Wbeaton College by hunl 



B let ub ask our readers to compare 
o of one Masonic writer with the 
xtrnct from another: "Masonry 
; whatever to do with tho Bible. 






? Company, Northampton, Mass."j 



□refuted charge of unlawful oaths, of horrit 
nd disgusting penalties and secrets, tbe di#u 
ag of which has been published by a muni 






fine arts, tho delight in hospitality, and the do- 



Tho i 






pscd in a resolution, "That it anything can 
proved by human testimony, it is abundantly 
nifcat lhal Fret Masonry \, mtledm the ft- 
iu." Adopted August 27, 1830. Tho Gene 
Conferance often took similar action. 
Che Lodge, which gives its profoundest attcn 
a to tho Christian denominations which un- 
■stand and condemn it, bus fixed its eyes on 



of ChriB 


•» Ch 


roh will 


so 


n 


eco 




o, faded, vi 


or,,,-. 


ten bod. 




,0 


», 




Tht.y sua 


L,. STlt 


DRISO I 


„ 


"—Rev. 1 


rsillj 


dgo, "F 


the 


rD 


di 


am 


Snboth-s 


COI.H 


ty, III. 
tent nbo 


Ho 


:; 


De 


,rh 


the whole 


struggle of the 


OOJ 


try 


will 


the 


\rz. 


Come 
of th 


West in 
Millbum 


lo 


bak 
ted 


efi 


inly 



ient pastor, Rev. Tbom 
going home." And lib 

• lord. Ho was 86 yee 

nd was continued Suporhv 



r,C-.T fr ,a r „-I 



»rg« e 



,.■„... 



jnd State. Ho strike 
wildly but deals homo blows, thus 
ce : " Religion, with a devil loft in i 
>ul left out, is a soulless devil religio 
icensing religion is tho worst form 



ihed a tract, " Is it right to he rioh ?" full of 
ho clear, earnest vigor of his. earlier 
'nstors, and indeed all Christians, who wi 
lisseininato just and sound ideas, on tho 

fould do well to order a quantity of 
racts. The cost is bnt trifling. Write "l 



of their policy on secret societies. It 
the writer wishes to get rid of tho rule i 






The 3',1'seojw writer proposes to eliango thus 



Jhristlen, and that we cau't know what thoy 

advocate makes a false definition, tho object ol 
vbich is lo compel us to join them, or silence 
is. Brethren, look to your Telescope and look 
o vour General Conference. 






,d still ore falsely 50 claimed. The pC-i 

'Massachusetts. J. Q. Adams lhus»Jndi 

.0 reputation of his father against tho 






ing ; for I give you good doctrino : that j 
regard discretion, and that year lips may keep 
knowledge, forsake ye not my law, for length of 
Joys and long life, and peace, shall thoy odd 



wickedness is an a 



nowlodgo rather than choice gold. 
For wisdom is hotter than rubies. ; and all th 
things that are to he dcaircd are not to be con 

knowledge of wity inventions. 
Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom ; I ai 



orvc ho 



' P° w ' 



lipa why h 



ver enjoyed thai 

"Mr. Jeremy Gridley, whom he montii 

ister of tho Massachusetts Grand Lodg 
is alao Attorney General of tho Crowe 



ando 



to ask of him the 



uly parental and dictated by tho purt 



ne died in 1167. My father oft 



■ndship Mr. Gridloy answered him NO— a 
g that by aggregation to the society a youi 
n nii K hl acquire a little artificial suppon 

ssnehus'etts Masons, Jeremy Gridley ; and 

'The uso of the name of Washingt 
e an odor of sanctity lo tho institution 



brotherhood. If you wish to know what thai 
pledge is, pleaso to coneult tho recently pub- 
graph beginning at the middle of psge 418. If 
they wish to draw precepts for their oi 
duct from tho example and principles oi 



.inions and solicitude of Jefferson, they will 
pages lessons of duty 
thoy might consider j 



egrec of the Remembrance. 
If. Admit him. To what have you ai 
meed in Odd Fellowship? Tho candidal 

,V.O. Worthy Warden and Conductor, e 

[Hero he is examined in the Degree of tl 



oof tho oath and obligate: 






My I 



gold, yoa, than : 



That I may causo those that lovo mo to ii 
icrit substance ; and I will nil their treasures. 
Now, therefore, barken unto me, Oyo, cM 



tkeoi 



Hear instruction . 



Put Grand. It ia o 



i.id refuse 



ft. G. When prMo comoth, then cornel 
lame; but with the lowly is wisdom. 






K. Q. Treasures obtained by wickednos 

om death. 
V. 0. The Lord will not suffer the soul of th 



■rthe righteous shall 

ind passes, i 
but righteous 



To bring to your mind the duties of 

various instructions which have bcon here! 
fore given you, attend diligently to tho woi 

Flee from evil, and clevo to that which 

Bo honest, loving, and leniporato. 






Do honest, by cordially acting t 
■rothers, not profes&ing one thing 
nothor. Be loving by reliving t 



;ivil society, or moro especially i 
e further instruction of tho Noble 



And thou shalt hive goat a milk enough foi 
thy food, for tho food of thy household, and foi 



by is not wise. He th.it lu.-.Ut iiloisuro 



lied drink. Bettor Is a little with 

ove is, than a stalled ox and hatred tin 

•s profit not in the day of wrath, but 

ed with this dogrog T 
A. Yes. 

Then, in in the name of the Grand Lodgo o 



ghteou, 



the United States, and of tho Grand Lodge 

>r , I declare you duly admit 

nrth Dergco, or the Degree of 
nee * the emblematic color of wliicht 



I was a little girl a member of the 
oaulifidly cloar and its emoothm 



,g ( ,ntopereiovoUi,},,Lls, 1 ,, 1 i.'l..i S .L [ »-.. 
,oogh tho teasing undo who owned it 
it there VU, and U, as any littlo girl m 
Then I would out up tho slenderest slips of 

?ot the littlo heap, and lo ! tho topmost 

tin 1 litlloMlifn ol" |>i|ht would jump up anc 
d thors would be such commotion 



shreds 



splondid 



sofforn, ormosa 



wer. But it once so happened th 



no could tell. But i 
.welling place. It it 






How wondorful it seems that wo todt 
■ok upon a bright little bug, or butterfly 
hich so many hundred years ago louche. 



it- '.itr,,ii^ij nil time. 

More than eight hundred species of inseci 



Baptist church at Clarcnda, Pago Co, 
has adopted tho principal of non-fellow 

r Cake, their pastor, lectured on tho sub 
Amity, snd at tho close of the lecture, 



and 


acomn 


ittc 


app 


Inted 


to draft a 




lichh 






















cePre 




nt, T 




r, Secro- 


thrc 


Ladv Solic 


tors. 


This 


Asscoia. 






rnited Presbyterians, Reformed Prcsbyto: 
ins, Baptists, Oongrcgalionalisla, and Wesle; 

rork. The M. F.'s do not coiiperato with u 

to trying to get all tho Masons and Odd Folloi 
a join them. Wo hopo by tho holp of God i 
o enlighten the pooplo that theso strong hoi 
f sin may be dostroyod. Johk Lowrav 

College SpringB, Pago Co. Iowa. Fob ISO 

Tiruo imd tldo waits for no mau. 



Tho " Masonic Test," by Eli Tar 



secrets, do they ? What else had Taplej done » 
On reflection, the 'Squire thought to 'mend hij 

iho Mason* kill men for telling tho trulh, M 

Tbe same gentleninn acknowledged publicly 
that Tapley was a Mnaon, " for," aays ho, "wo 
havo bcon in tho lodgo together." 

Anothor Master Masons says: "Tapley 



So Masonr 


via 


eves 


edl 


Thank 




confession. 




T1QR 






wh 


revealed of c 


U»( 


you 


con 


edo that it 


A Methodist Ms 


sonic 


robe 


captain 


fols 


to bo captain 


of 1 


w Ku 


Klu 


), excla 












1" Th 








thought be discov 




















will 


eatc 


















trifling mist 




Wh 


tell 


the h 




Tho man wl 


o, i 


BCV 


oral 


columns 


of 






wear a lie." So he beheaded John tho Bap 

A brother Baptist (Mason, of course) threat 
ncd a young man for insulting him on the pubi 



It was lodge-day and many Masons were there, 
•hey ridiculed, maligned and tlirextencd tho 
oung man, and ono brandished an ax helve 
tverhim and ordered him to "hush," us he 

idors, and quoted from their blasphemous 
tatha. " Tou ought to havo your hoad mashed, 



brethren 
n only u 



ryfor 

ion for their rage. " Charity sufforeth long, 



nd constantly. Tho clergyman asked him if 
o "could not get along Justus well without 

Tho minister then said, " Who was Joscphus ? 
Tho reply was, " I never was good at reraem- 



Again, as in Josephus, ho could not 
dates or places. 



is hear you do so." 



It makes mo think of the switch -tender's boy. 
hat if he had waited a minute before mind- 
ig his father ? A switch-tender in Prussia was 

iming train of cars on a side track, when ho 
iuaht sight of his littlo son playing on tho 



jrrlble crash and smash ensuo. 
Tbe Barely of hundredsolTivesdopeod upaa 
,is fidelity. What could he do? " Lie down ' :«> 
down P ho called, with a loud, voico lo the 

i'id the heavy train run over the boy? Was 

killed? Was ho oruabedlto pieces! 1 No. for 

AQlly. Do fell flat between tho rails, «»<* 
cars went high over hi* bead; and wb f;l 



tisfortuoo, but groat minds riso ahove it. 



LTHE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 4, 1869. 



lodges of Ibis country— Ek.] 
DwtrtT Grmp Comuin>Eii.J 
MTo.Hian., April IP. I Self 



ind $1 for wliich plcaeo Mild 



prOicoVJficr. During her many controyctflen 
on tha subject of Free Masonry, she referred 
to BfJri Clwle* Finney's letters, which have 



bouse where Mary wastctching, She nltondi 



iin.Ilybid them farewell 

,t he a Christian snd he i 

Mm. S. T. McKUNE. 



lUpare. while the i.iu-lligem. OI.ri.-t- f'""' .'' '""? "*m i* u"T 

f « u| «i >•• iiut .. -..., ...!;.. m .... 



either Hint of Jud&aor 



re hoard. Masons very coolly say thai 
Morgan o light to havo been killed, if be rovoal 
Mnsonvy, nod at the game time deny the 



E. P. B. rORTER. 






tho Grm 


d Master ab 


W, who has called o 


friend in 








a deeply feel 




that has 




ociety a good and use! 






craft a worthy laborer 


"Thai 






the dece 






bBreavei 






of his k 


njr.caf.an 4 


ASTIUASON. 



■I her Lu 1,.;, 

hat she ev. 

:..■ M.;rl,.„li- 



made 


nd th 


c monev paid, he wart to!d bv th 






bought of, that it would not b 










that 


e was a Northern man, aud h 


him 1 , 


Z\ 


nd frequently through tho nigh 


guide, 


enfo 


Ilea by armed men, but were per 
lliey reached their destination 


° f Gni 


OB, A 


ing : that your brethren arc a sc 
HI, 1869. JOUN N. CLARK. 



when they admit 









i. MidiVrae: 'Tbef 



erui Statpnoi 
p..«cr in ll. 
else under ll 

If tins 'vol 



Now, gentlemen, help yoi 



.odgo is the bent society in the PhUtp Jweyh I. 
" None but tho ignorant oppose 



society was only made to thow who R 
ionally interested in adopting this sp 
promoting this aim. For this pur 






Lave told the world wbr 
dy been hurled which 



Tho .ton. 
roughjt the 

jrns, Im.nedi.iU-ly after Morgan's <i< 






after 



'<" ! I" 11 



:ie unholy breath uf life 

(ho namo of our Lord Jesus, tho woi 

me over again. Progress ia the o 
'.ion. The next step is to cut off tt 
sonry, with its own sword. Fr< 

ru, ono to another. In this horri 



caught in his feminin 



by murdor and rapine, at on. 



ieb having done, 



the degree to which he hn.l been promt 



LDcu. x*v,l.] Woe to him that justifies I 
d forf reward. [Isiah y, 23] Lot tl 
„.,h principle be know, and felt by t 













irdcrcr." The question then a&sum 



Huh by referring t.i a pnrabb' ease, that of Chap- 






losonry ? By the world's patronage — by 
tho favor ot the wicked unci the great, it ha 



We tako the following article, from tho 
ni'Uiry of the Conspiracy of Louis Philip 

laoiea II., brought over this innovation, 
was long confined to tie army. By d«- 
the society made proselytes in most ol 






■llowL'd her, though wo hid great confulfloning treasury. The lullowing is 
In her integrity and tho power of God tjlraouth of a person whom I deem reliat 






highest rank, and knew all tha 
ed to n tried Frco Mason 









ad been conferred 



e intended honor wa 



knight of Malta. These cci 



aUaih...l iht n t jilts ultra o 
■ this headlong jump b. 



of tbia ugly difficulty to an iut 
'peiceftd "relation-. -»| 0, 
population of England 



ighteon years. The 






icditoroftbe3/Irror;- 



r. M. to offer prayer, w 
ays comply with, cloai: 

r prayer, although obno 






■ nlinhU'iiod Mu-mn opinion, as well as by 



.■ ,„■.,„ ipl.-, i.in.n -vhi.-li 
: b^e.1. It not only be- 

II..: ',.■„, pi, W,. r.-'l.r 



iginus fai.h irliich he profesaeU. 

nmand and pre.'.-pt r..n"rai,.p,l in 
time of inspiration, and even' Free Mr. 
•ipeclcd to. .>r -n-M l.i lii-e in nberlienc. 



This Association convened in tho First Con 
■egational Church in Aurora, April 20th, at : 
M., and was called to order by Rev. L Clark, 

I'raycr was offered by Rev. W. H. Brewster, 
ftor Makiag out tho roll, Rev. I Olark ni re 
octcd Moderator, Rov. T. N. Haskell, Scribe ; 
rd Rev. W. H. Rewster, Registrar. 
Rov. T. y. Haskell preached in tho evening 

hurch of Gad whieh ho has purchased 1 
His own blood." 
Wednesday was mostly spent in oiamii 
•von young men from the Chicago .Scniin. 



hand. All hands went up with: 
"All right," said tho Mode 
ighi," responded President B., " 



nong the common people in Spain, aud tl: 

ritnl, an,) F.,r.,if;T. Hi Mo S..,:i-U have <], 
,1.^1,, .,-.,.. . ll ,. l ,-i,, f . 1 (iii^H..fVal.. .,,'-,-,. 



AC K KOWI.EDU itt E N 



Johnson, and J. Tru 
11. Sheldon, Sflc 
H. L. Woodw 



ilic, He?. John H. 
oov.-r, A. M.UK Uot.^v 
>h. K. M. Dial, N. friln 
:W. Post, Asa Haskim 



. Miller, L.H. Bishop, I 



1;i M.-N.i'.b 

"! ! a'.,.|;...l: 



r.-lrl U. ll..ip.l., J.. -pi. M. 



iu.rr,,., ]) H ll.iii'lin, R-v A. iWuo.l. S. Font, 
A* lUslou-^ Aw Bak-r. Jam... West. J. 
Sleeper, D. Edwards, W. K. Hardin, John 
Hoi-iie Lin».ie Milligan, Geo. Oliver, 0. E, 
Watkins H- C. West. C.N. Houseman, C. <■ 
,',, llai- C. SbiiftVr, J. W. Harrow, Rev. W. 
P„ B l. Jrttne* Wilkinson. I. N. Stratton. J. N. 

KM AZ'v'n, Il"il '.-l.Ji.-, J.' Preston, H. S. 
Tlrnnnis, Uoi.ry M..ak, Wm, Orf.it, F. A. Weir, 

|,V;' G,H.' Win Mi lit r, lU-v. J. if. Dumcld,' 
\. 1, Bcsl! Klis Kddv, Rev. 0. Hartly, Rev. 
V Adam- (ieo. .l-.l.n^r.. 11. C. Beam, Mrs. 



r, ,l..l.i. H. 1(0,-, Mi- 1! P Marr..n 

!"«■>,; 'ih.'uMr.'i!' n..;,r D johnjda 

iVJ'nhnM-n! n" S.Vn^l.i, K. D. B. Porte 



lson, R. D. Nicho 



.. Cli.ipin, 



icph Thompson, A. R. McDonald, Ell 
Being, C th^ , Creator"t'n<v l V,h II- Scin.iller, A. T. Bean, and, Jobu . 

ilf^ityVlfifloniT* which ' E. F. Calland, '{20. 00 ' 



, The Trustees of Wher 



..the views of doctrine, disciplino, and enure 
»lity hold by orthodox Congregatlonalists, 



oof Christians Opposed to Secret Socicti. 
1 tho following passed: 



ivtd. That we recommend to the membc 
of our Churches to pray for, and, so far | 

g closed. 

W. IL BREWSTER. 



RegiBi 



. plage 1 



Till End uo placo fitted fo 
over made true anything 



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the light and 



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L..tr, when, in short, k 



ore filled with high notions of religio 
charity etc , etc., etc. And while t 



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have or 


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Lock Jaw t ftom a tudty nail in th< 

Kinklo, by applying to |)u> whole spinal c< 

approach of the spasm. It was repeal 



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the poor "blindfolded" candid, 
ion enters the lodge in the garb o 
icing divested of hia interior ch 



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beauties' of Maaonrr. [See Bcrna. 
,,, ,„i Ha-Jonry, page 24-1 Unable Lin, 



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Mi death, and take -vongennce " ( 



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Five persons' Uloly^u^iencd" a oaVd, posting 


u.lly coased to naol ,»1U, hi. Lodge, 'end: .tipoi, 


■ear-., and perhaps a longer period of hia life, 


delicate modesty, ."not thTleft band know 


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CHICAGO ILL. 


the above named editor of the Cs«oaoiu. as 


askine; the reason for his non-ationUanco, and 


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5. ArSfk, by setting Are at night to Millor's 


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uifclit mason j ho replied that "the lodge bad 


!'im condemn ftridlisappr^of^,"*" ^ 


by the early diseowry of the projeoled cou««- 




"Massa„doesye see do bright able ata morn. 








the ffiwemic TVoW, of April imb/we If-we 


ooco.no .o debauched with dissolute and un- 












tho aanio malignant attacks, bul with the de- 


I." And U,o fact tbat so many made Free 
Masonry a substitute lor the Christian religion, 
was always a cause of pain to him, and led him 


mpaired by old age, I would add that with hie 

leeayofhis intellect; but Otherwise, it was a 
ommon saying of friends from far and near, 


useript, which whs finally sent by a special 
nessenger to tho General Orand Choplcr of the 


Surely, Masons ought to wear vails as well as 


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Jeiflita and falsifiers: 


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Now we all know that this precept of scripture 


"Well massa, I alius sees de bright side." 


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"MACON CHAMBERS. 


ceised by his brother Masons. Long after the 


hat they could not see but that hia mind was 


7. Kidnapping too successfully practiced 


light shine before men, but it was to prevent 


" Maby not." she said; and then went on to 


All exchanges with~tho OrMOauna must bo 






s sound as ever it was. My own opinion is 




ostentation and display, a precept which Mason- 






lie. was generally respected, aod was regarded 


!'. '"..'.', 1 V.!!, J 'i7, 1 MV, 1 'un',7"',.!r™,*°oun' 


learer and stronger mental vision than he 


Mo^^beZii'^l-l'^Tht'onted 


cietios of men in the United States who make 


nJttaMBti^^K 


All communications intended for publication, 


as an honest, ciempliiry citizen. 


of its hub.Uiy to bo accepted us an all-sufficient 


ivould have done in earlier years, ilo never 


States, iato a foreign territory. 


more ostentatious show of themselves than the 


of herself She was alone now in tho camp. 


J. Blanchard, or to Rev. 1, A. Hart, Whoaton, 










masons. Not even the Jesuits and Romanists 






this life. After repeatedly resenting the pro- 




If tbe foregoing does not show to tho Masons 








Remittances of money to tho Cvsobohb or 


scriptive persecution of Masons by President 


would ever become Masons. This wish I re- 








"Maybe I ain't Boon no trouble, massa?" 




Blauchard, the latter has recently paraded his 










"But, Nanny," said I, " have you aeen, tho 




his name before the public as having renounced 










bright aide all the tirnef 




Free Masonry upon his death-bed. Ae we have 


Matthew 0. Willard, now a merchant in Galcs- 


hey could show Trom such a lexi as, "He 


norrow 1 will give you upon them a word of 


vulgar stare of public admiration, to make a 


"AU.h, massa, nllua" 






hurrj, sought his advico in reference to joining 




comment. Yours, 






should call at once on tho postmastor, and learn 




a secret society in college, when his grandpa- 




JOHN QUIFCY ADAMS." 


profound Impression in favor of their "high 


"Dis is do way massa: When I soo.do groat 


knowlodgo of what did occur upon Raid death- 


™,«.Zr"° a ""'""*' " J °'""" y t '" d °' 


E. P. CHAMBERS. 




paraphrenia and idolatrous insigna, goes the 


hand inside the tent' as though one mi^ht be 






tTHE EXCUSES OP ffIASONB¥. 


numbers ftnm No. 13 bet wo can supply Noe. 


I understand that tho order bore claims to 








2, Sowi.Oic 4 tlmoto. 


mind, ever renounced Free Masonry, and we 


mvo proof from my brother, who is a Mason, 


CHRIST, Oit-KSBURO, ILLS. 




lookers on are reminded that it ia they, the 


an' den it's all bright an' el'ar. Do bright 


Vl wil° TrYJ^Tm^ZT^ie his n,.1i- 


hough in his last year;., nn unaffiliated 'alason.' 


We were neighbors aod friends of the lste 


S-lr°™tV"»l»*'f ***»™^S»' 


Masons who visit the aicVana in prison rehove 


SUBSCRIBE FOR 


SSl^ 1 ^^.^^^^ 


from that source. Nothing except the remark 


11 men as the out-spolten, and out-octing op- 
ponent of the great evils of slavery, iotemper- 
nce and secret societies., Aod we gladly bear 
estimony that lie, the said Deacon Chambers, 


critj, double, dealing, and vill.ny. Rightly 
onsidcred, we presume that Masonry, though 


that they do so. The Bible bolongs to Masonry, 

older than the Bible ; it built tbe Temple before 
—long before Christianity was thought of by 


"Well, Nanny," said I, "if you can do that, 
I think I ought to." 

preacher of de word of Jesus." 
Sho went away. I turned myself on my blank- 


Christian Cynosure, 






Uosonry, is Jesuitism practiced by the masses! 
r rather by. collusive set drawn from among 
be masses, and generally by the inferior order 


comes through Masoury, and not Masonry 
through Christianity! 
Since piracy figures so prominently in ono of 


et, and said in my heart, " 'Tho Lord is my 
Shepherd.' It la all right and well. Now, come 


just enlarged. 


FurtAtT, when connection witli secret socle- 
ties was declared to be a bar to membership in 


rS^.:~.u^S 


it!on lo'thesc grcreVih-™! so'cietieTin- 


sentcd to us, and be was specifically Oicepted 


HinHsTHn^'^iH 


}ES^^^^Z^ 


ourse; for we are williog to admit that secret 
societies, in some shape or form, havo existed in 




—'The Lord is mv Shepherd. ' " 

With this sweet peace of rest, God's care 


^ia^lT^^m^'m^Z^u 








ery early times, being almost as old as human 




asleep. When I awoke I was in a perspiration; 




In'tbTnu^"/^^ 


UaX.'rro,rret°pu,i""r.emog P hTm 


Teh would to'btk J have "bccTtbc Ictoo 


neanuess itself. For instaoce, Uorod showed 


aiight, possibly havo been attacked by pirates 


toy fever wns broken. Old Nanny's faith had 


KtfHBBB Ia FMIl" 8-AHPBF, and will aupply 
this No. at $200. per 100 (half price), in any 




ictx5EHE;r33iH 


ia Christian coursc.had ho as persistently neg- 


£^3f^f^EHu^r3 


^zziS^bE^/Ez, 






that article ™ J^'^- ^ ^ "^^ ^ 


COBIUEH. UNIVERSITY 


Campaign Documents. 


Galesburp, oovjrwg' an import ...I <,.im„.„.i,u- 


of his children would belong to thorn. My 


rburch, and to celebrate the death of his 


as every high and right minded man ought to do 


never cla.m to have used U.esc carpenter, inatru- 


Secret societies, have invariably proved an 


licalions, headed CAMPAIGN DOCUUENTS. 


nocessary. We now » to ?^™^ [^J' ' 'f . U u " ' ''' "' VK " " f HUC '' [*'" "" th * S "' ! 


Savior in communion with the brethren. Un- 
er such circumstances, no man would claim 


wheu insidinusly approached by a lodge of 
Masons, left him in the lurch. 
As Jcsoitism may be regarded as tho father 


hiblt'iou of .°M." nlc"' "47, e"'' Me"' 'we re" o"- 


^H^S^H°1 


giving monr on tho 

SECRET ORDERS. 










considered as the real mother of all modern se- 








ated Free Masonry, 'on his dealhbea or else- 


I remember distinctly how Tether folt at the 


A, S. MARTIN, 


ret societies The pretention! of ono secret 
society ,„ just as holy and sanctimonious 


which" ""..".nag bung n^rl'tot'cl hfflm' Hi 


nor^lS 




W htrL° P hM Mii'VSI^^raSTe' 


SPECIAL NOTICE. 
















U wU> be ^V£0^ *f mU j 


First Church in Galcsborg, condemning the 
Lodge. While there wa, much in them which 

and took some exceptions to the discourses." 


In Chnrch connection sixteen years. 

ROTAL HAMMOND, 


They all pretend to bo governed by some great 
aod good purpose, in which the cud sanctifies 
he means. But as honest intentions need 


if it were something of the most iuclhible 
importance ; but wc could get oo satisfaction 
They knew a. little aboot Solomon's ships as 


vioced of the bad tendeneiesof secret societies, 
havo formed an Independent fltganlratlon.-au 


ANNUAL ItlEETIKG. 


Ifa-mie SVoiwrf, Springfield, Ilia., I wrote at 


EXTRACT I'ROm J'OIIN Q. ADAMS' 


Atom ctin f F«cuTvo Committee f th 


once to Mr. Edward P. Chambers (son of Co! 




to seek tho dark, Masons are therefore conscious 








tuine from Knox College, and a citizen of Golcs- 




To EnwAjti) rrHOEnaoLL, Esq., Sept. 21, 1831. 
Mr. Chandler has truly informed you that I 


of these i, drawn from the family relation, a 


art— was absolutely worthless, and if money 


if3Ef^°iS:' :r ^° :; 


Cbiango;e>o. Uttt Q» tl forhoMimt tuid 






my deliberate opinion that from the time of the 


family, they say, has its secret., and therefore 


mysterious value. 


"Thus early in its liUfor'yi this Instlution bus 
















7u'clockP M. to'bncon.lnned from day lo 


Reynolda, Esq., is, or waa, a professed brother 


bis Saviour with him. Those best acquaint- 


kidnrtpping and murder of William Morgan, it 


oo. But there is no identity, nor even similarity 


to all men tho right to meet together and dis- 


of which wo believe to be fore.gu to its spirit, 


j 1. A. IKaT, Secretary, 


in Ciiriat, as well as"Giand Secretary" of 




.ecatne tho solemn and sacred Civic and social 








The following cslrael from tho Coostitution 


Masons in this State ; and editor of the Masonic 


rerzT,Stiorh7d'Vo''i7e!, t p'.s.°.Ud 


dnty of every Masonic Lodge ip the United 


uM0»l 'L'S M™o»'r,''r;n S rec"edfug,y 


need" '^.Tt, n,",eVol7.rning C cT tack 


plans. This element ia .represented by aeorot 


friend"" of tLVTJoo!a°iio B ^n h corectSoT wTtn 


re^nl' f " ChriMilnity. ,rT"Ln.,r.f.er 


L3^r.i»ts;.t,\T°'et"u, i l7it°had''h.rno 


lorever, all administration of oaths and penal- 
ici, and all injunctions of secrecy of any kind 


and ingenious sophistries. Tho secrecy of > 


ioto secret coo.pir.torial dens, as if the right 


S 1 upon tneiTpreseil"' and 'their ^'owthTn 


sociatian shall bo costumed b, delegates 




advocate inbi.u ; and so diflerently did he view 


o it 5 members, r believed it also a duty 


family is domestic privacy, which has nothing it, 


were withheld and men were consequently op. 


the University,. Belonging io times of violence 




bins against inc.to tonfeas hia niistakes.aud do ine 
in Galesburg which Mr. Reynolds calls mine. 


cussion of Free Masonry with E. W. Hazard. 
Es, t , I saw father was in fell evmpathy with 
you, and heard him say that in his judgement 


Mason in tho United States, to use all the 
niluence in his power to prevail upon his 


comon with that organised and disciplined eel- 


baud combinations which aflcct their .rights 


and honors by ways not provided in society at 


alien, be admitted asmemWrf. Tbe place of 
.t (he proviouM riiceting, subject to chaage for 




your principles had not been successfully con- 






and interests. Whatever reasons or exouses 






pose has to this day, " declared connection with 


troverted, and that one article io particular, 












secret, societies a bar to membership!" Bo 


Musons would find very difficult to answer. 


all secrets, and all f.tntastic titles, exhibitions, 




vaueed with just a, much force aud reason by 




















Biiuiio are us errors 


expressions of disapproval became more fre- 




concealed? We have no doubt on tbat head 


other such infamous combination of men. The 


aids to culture thev are seldom entitled to ■■■ 


rM«5l!^S)dmO^ 


lkttfb of ito. cnAiiaEiia. 


quent and emphatic, especially was this true 


[Thinking this should be done by Masons he 


oursclf. Wo presome that there is a groat 


leader ota band of Ku Klox can be jus. as holy 


pecial consideration. Their alliances are rattan 


',', ,i ..v. ' ',,-iZ."-" ' ,r '" : '"'"' 


'""" i ™. ni j . il-'' -■'■ i -'■■' , "■'■■■ -■ '■- : ; \ " ''■""; ^ t ~''^^'^:'''' 


clalmed l hinVa?o!!o° oYSSWefi Opfi 


to conceal, and hide from the Just contempt 


his hair, and .tardily net in hi. dickey, as an; 


arbitarv than friendly. By lessening the re- 
straints upon indulgence ; by their temptations 


^^^ll'^2f^S^ 


surprise l'lcani N th"t'll!t. .V™!„ii-'yv-.«J «!c"M|-'"> >•--■" 'remarks as this would occasionally 


Jtason publishing an allidavit for political pur- 


and Indign.tioo of the community. Agaio, the 


Most Worshipful Grand Master of any Orand 








poses, that bo had twice sat with him In a 


family ia made up of two sexes, and of childroo 


Lodge of tbe soblimo craft, and pais among bis 


their minorities; by their division*, rivalries 








Lodge in Pittafield— a place where Mr. Adams 


as well as grown up persons: while Masons ad- 


neighbors with as much unquestioned claim, to 










avers he had never ontercd a house.] 














" At last an English shepherd of Masonic sheep 


and oven that unfortunate class or men who 












at Wiscassot, in Maine, has tho impudoncc to 


may havo become maimed, even by its own coo- 










of a Mason, always seomed to him heathenish. 












correct. ^"^ ^ '" ' * * B " * " 


even while he was an active member of the 


and transcendent virtues or Free Masonry. 


ful and t" moch°d'e°voted lo'rc'l'igion "to be"™ 


llko tho picture, of tho Virgin Mary which 


demned. At Harvard, Princeton, Uciou, Ober- 


Ssm'us7l'e f dX 1 f "L t uV p^per°i 8 ^ 


Bat before I give some views and remarks of 


lodge. Mrs Harrison also remembers many of 


And in the same pamphlet casts ft due portion 










CTHOlORB of Feb. 23, I860, I would like to ask 


Ucr1,\,!hrntVhomll'u.7riloi^T,\tota'. r . 


of his Ma-sonic filth at me, for what ? Because, 
public, and publishcd'without my consent, I 


lot in Masonry. The ties that held a family to- 
gether are truly hnly and sacred, while those 


ON THE SQCARE. 


At an early meeting tho "Independents" 


upon the HtroDgholds of darknosj, by sending 
such Is to reach the masses. JfbT onlj the pen 








have been obliged to send documents to their 




had once written that I should never be a 




TUE BRIGHT SIDE. 


Dot In harmony with the liberal principles of 


larger scale, bui tho tongues of tire must bo 


Springfield paper, in order to prove ififMe the 


lCt" , o\o c tad™'olrt! l Vhl°.*°°ha't''f.T; 


Mason, and becauso I had twlco, by special In- 
vitation, been present as a more spectator at 


"ttrlst" o S fTe"r.ft.' 1 Th'o p'ride'ofl" f" m!ly~«.v 


I had been in the army hut a tew day. when 


Cornell University. 


I u Tw^H£^?u" o ^cf ,to -jS 






meetings of anti-Masons in Boston, still I 


easily become identified with the support of 












'hould have overlooked Mr, Sheppard and his 


of tho state, while that of Masonry generally 








which have never been, to my knowledge, pub 


In thlsopiuion nearly the whole ofhis fathers 


Masonic virtues with the rcat, but that the edi- 


exhibits itselflnoppnaiugthogovcroment, as 


expedience of sickness m camp. I said to my- 


tin H Cll0 " a u n ^ ]d °^ at e th °*"^ rl ^ * ualj f n _ 


onThcir joun 1 eraricra t go°dly U sor't." el A wis™ 






tor of tho Boston Pre»», undertaking to review 
hia defence- of Mnaonry, wrote mo to enquire 






tcrnity and^moralUy can b^ob-aine.. with odt 


inancial system, n thorough oranizatiou for 
v.uk and vicl..ry ; tin, ^''^jeet f° r '^K^ 


ments been dem^l n „.l 'i-r.' vod' r",.l-=i' "h.'re la ''ink -burg, ""J "ho consequently wore oiteoer 


instrumentality nf Masnnrv ; and also tho mur- 


end lelt mo alone without even a sick comrade 


Lome throngh.uirlo.-ali.ttp.Ti.. wh.-re mi. 1, ,.i, "' ,1 iuterenursc with liim oflato than were 

achievement would be a donblo Irlnmpn .. ' ■' " i, " ,r pwAii* ofhis family, agree that 


what I know of this pretended panegyric upon 
Masoury by my fatlicr. I then wrote tho letter 
which you havo soon and which tho friendly 


der ofLlncolo, the work of a secret association. 
It la true that tho faoilly of Surratts was on- 


tho cfil7acyTfth'ooo"nseTs3°navo J so often 


1— We maintain fer every student equal 
rights and privileges, and wo hold that a man 




iut^l''Jt r.'.'li.'i "!.'■' .'..I. '"".rTi ,u ,r r,-N, 1. - ■■' >"- '■ ■ r ""'' ■ '•"' 1 "^"'■■•'■« °» lhiJ -»''J<-' ■ 


commentary oi Mr. Walah, to whom you may, 


memherd tint It was through this family too, 
that the secret plot wa. detected, which show, 
that the family relation is not well suited for 

family and . secret society. Ono is established 


many a time, by tbe cot of a .ick soldier 


h^'rotentiM^^^ 


m^l^^^^mS!^ 


community in which they live? I think it i 
bo willing to do the Mason." justice in this mat 


Probably few besides his own family ever 

th.l coantry for which t'hey sought, " that is 
an heavenly," might " waft u. home tho mes- 


ping and murder of Wm. Morgan. Do you 
1. Fraudulent abuse, in repeated forms, of 


"Only trust in Jc.us and H. will take care of 
coold not help the feeling that a change in 


P TcTiah these students snecess in their good 


A man »ho labors earnestly and persover- 


Iter, as well ae vindicate (?) tbe character of on 


wS ss x™z:zz<?^z 


.reply which I have heard of, has beenmuttere 


"ey™d lhc.e i '™'wriork°"no^. b foVtho>o1o 


the process of the »W to obtain upon false pre- 


are no'eroT^'wh'n'tc™"",' the wicked secreoy 


myjproase 


connection with official ioOaonco and author- 


>vhich they exercise the least- tho privilege 




of" 2. T,i rpTh'r'al Trucf No"' t'T^Z 


2. Infamoua slaudcr in those false pretenses 
by first arresting him on a chargo against him 


,o m're™u'ir.°ront tu.t the ™«i.".»"™era - 


I have pss.cd a sleepless night— alone and 


ncss, fairness, and fine acholarahip.— Chrutian 


oluii.lriiis; them happy. 


™r«Mon*wLh mo"'l rcTdljy presents ItSC 


We must not undervalue any person. The 
















wait for that dawning which should shino more 


3. Previous slander in newspaper advertise- 
ments, denouncing him as a swindler and lot- 
poster, calling upon bnlhrm and companion* 


Another oicuso given by Maaoni for its wlok- 
ad socrotivencsa ia characteristic ally enough, 


forachaogo. My theology said : "It Is right 
end well for mo to bo alck ia this place, if Qod 


n his presence. Now, God ia present every- 


bo too handy and fast-coming to admit of the 
publication hero in Uuleeburg. 


Send for Finney'a exposition of Masonry. 


where, and overt ooraon ia His work. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, MAY 18, 1869. 



The Christian Cynosure 



Committee are doing, as wo promised, 

avc received a few names of person 

itertain delegates free. 

,avo advertised in the daily Chicago 

table board and lodging at one dollar 



Ample liberty of dii 



;agcd from diflfoi 
Mon will be had B 



Chri 



by men and inbabited by devils ; who can pos- 
sibly attend and speak during three days, June 
8tli, 9th, and JOtb, make their arrangements to 
" eomc up to the help of the Lord against tbc 
mighty." Our convention calls to a literal obe- 
dience to that interesting Scripture. 

send their substitutes. Six men giving fifty 
cents cacb will pay the threo days' expenses of 
the anniversary. Who that stays at home, men 

" Ctirte ye Jlcro: ; cunt ye bitterly the inhahilanis 
iher/cf, because they came not up to the help oj the 
Lord ; to the hdp of the Lord agaist the mighty," 



L.li.giu, 



nsked, 



, Cook', S8 La Sallo Btrcet, 
ions and send it by their de! 



i prohibitory liquor lavf, a 
nsented to a license system 
icct to. Wo will preach, wo will 



word, when to I 



Secretism is ft no less formhi.shlo cnpliK 
ho grand deceiver of nations, than even a 
10L So that if the easting out of tho om 
o In' the esialilishninnt of the other, the | 



como ehort of complete success hitherto, he 
oaueo its friends have sought It not by faith, 

They expected too mueb from tho pledge of 



ety. Not law, bot grace must do llio m 
Not works, but faith that works by love 
looks to Christ for tho healing power ; 

Tori. Great and decisive and abiding gqci 

g only Christ end His Gospel as the hel] 



) /all, 



Convention, at Harrisb 
Baynor, and desires our 

etc. That the G. W. i 



■ ■porter h,.d expected. But he 



y get a glimpse of the light hidden undei 
ind bushels, that should ho brought oul 
t where it could freely shine, and lighten 



i [...■rfect fidelity to truth ami 



frecLom, and oiigagiug contingently to disobe 
God. Now, we havo preached total absUnepce 
when to do so was to hazard our rcputatloi 
and our living. Thirty years ago wo pre 



deliver 
all bo Christ 



Liloptcd to keep themselvi 



of tho io 
ecurolyas 
lly expos! 



I replied, " I am happy to hear y> 



ago as a physician. Accordingly I offered mj 
self; and being accepted, took the first Hue 
degrees. I went to college, where I had m 
first experienco of tho benefits of Free Musoi 
ry. It was on this wiso : Arriving at college 



troducc 



medv 



cordial ond happy in reciprocating 
i tokens of mystic fraternity- 



mid bo unbrothcrly in 
ion ; ond fraternity on 
)0 with Bmilea of mo( 



motalic square and compass, had or 
of Christ to guide him, ho, seeing 

circle, whoso benefits consist in 
swindling the many for the advantif 
of the few. Since then, In busbies 
havo known no fraternity bnt tho 
disposed to deal uprightly, not a 



; clearly tho oath ol Satan wai 
e oath of God. I was not loo 
itally, "Get behind me, Satan. 
I whole truth. Tho " widow 
cached, lost his ollt'.f, and vr:\ 












and words, and avail themselves of their grand 



nd Grt 



icntly and officially i 



i Masoi 



n tho groond of these signs of recognition 
.nd tbe lodges are aelually compelled to rosor 
o Other evidenco in cose of visiting brcthrer 



,i have gone through for 



JU say anytime eon e em in;; the k 
pose of enlightening tho woVld, but just the 




filled, with mueh credit, one of tho learned r. 
'nteroBtcd and edifiod with loading your r 



,nd utterly away 
iDtll your paper 



stupendous miracles that 
n with the seal of Truth 

mods, were performed in 



?sort to pass-words, oaths never to revoi 
lin things, without Incurring tho suspicion and 
salousy of the balance of tho family, a 
ig strongly suspected of mischief. So i 
icioty. Society ia tho family; tho Church ie 

or that leads us to watch and suspect ea 
!her, makes a family to bo a "house divid 
;ainst IHclf," and Divine Wisdom has declat 
ihalil cannot stand." Y. 






ains, slop up the key 



Bin, who 



The Captain of an Ocean Stca 
.lly found himself in a well-filled 



aid; "M— in all your jokes pleat 



in a glowing 



"why ho was tho t 



terms, but claim that tho one 
to havo you except the Captain. 






1, would speedily subvi 
•oed corniption and c 






stand, wey» Congress to impose et 
•ount the motives that prompted a 



the right, and shame the i 
e the legirlutivo administrate 

d under tho lock of eternal 
rould have any confidence in the 
on of justice by such a proi 
mrcs that even the marriage 
jo publicly solonmizcd, so thi 



doing good, aud n, 



iclety." "We must bnv 
for tho children at once." 

subject, at our last teachers meeting ? " 

" I think wo should looso no time in i 
ng our Band of Hope, while tho subject 
i the children, and we should have a To 
30 Society which will reach the old 



lon't think you ought to b 



all the whole Chri 



only kind feelings towar 



world will all be 



-.ic-.vd.n 5 ]y. Toumay. 
c affair, and is nobody's bn 

ions of society, affects o'vt 

it -li.ni!,i b][ r.onjc uhn.r 



■ tin^itiiLi.-.iMnilieiiiuue-rCln-i 



e shot. This I taif. 
This villainous favoritism of Masonry exalted 
jrant men to power in tho army aud kept 
i of education, tried courage, nod ability in 
ranks, as I know. This some favoritism " 
In tbe political world, social life, and a 
lusincss. I know of a marked example 
kind, which took place lately bore in 
a : Three men in tho line of business h 
orly adjoining. One of them who n 



a Mat 



ibyfl 






idgc. Ho promptly refused, saving tl 
join it They quietly told him that 
■ighhors In case ho refused. Ho actually foil 



id Woe." 

G. " How do you know what you assert, 



Two young men with whom I was intimate 

nainted, took their fimt steps toward rul 

by joining a Good Templar's lodge, and not tl 

odgc either, but different lodges, and i 

>u know, Mr. G.,*tbat theso Good Ton 



A Formidable conspiracy hits been 
Milian, Popera which were conceal 
volutlonists; and which give tho dots 
giini/ritioii, were unearthed and m 



idred, civil nominations, ten wcro rejected 
nteen tabled, and' forty-three withdrawn. 



ertollayti, and Mr n,.»-nin L - 
oro entertained at tho U 
Douse in Philadelphia. 

es, asking President Grant, 
drick Douglas, as Minister to B 



plodgo 



What is tho uso of s 

Don't you think just 

could be dono without the seer 

G.' "Well, I don't know 

ould, but tho secrecy givea no 

C. "True, but" many young 
io parents are hero brought in 
ons with the vulgar ond immo 
ace is terrible, and don't Ihis n 
^balance the little trnod done 



ciprocity. The friends 



ablo to get a Mingle one of U 



to the Whites that our great v 


t mn 


paeif> (1, 


as to our Government, ia ruler 


a that 


f.,r G„.I 


ESTtUI TTr tlTmo 


t pa 


t fill ou 


public offices, not office seekers 
out for approved merit. Thcs 
wantin tho wilds and in cuitiva 


odfic 


on, sough 



could beyond all doubt I'urnhdi tho v. .;. 



Concealed weapons 






io opposite of falsehood, Christ of 1 
ghteousness of unrighteousness. And thol 
mpie of God is tho opposite of tho temple of 

iall not bo manifested ; neither was anything 
That which is whispered in tho car shall bo 
was publicly proclaimed by its groat Founder. 

ogoguo, upon tho hltrhway, by tho eca-|fatnlly could not combino, 1 






toG. "Then you don' 

t Masonry, and have n 



- of Mason: 
lacked. A. 



) Ma&ons in tho V. 



f tho M«Tg 
n,A ./ Ai. 

huiuh.-l- ■ 



This Mason who was an American, and honco 

st guilty, (his comrades boing ignorant 

foreigners,) wont freo, while, his companions 



The fifteenth amendment to the const! 
f tho Hnitod Statos has boon adopted by 
Tenty-one states, to wit: Maine, Massaclu 






ian; Secretar 
Swedeobuagian ; Set 



is a Presbyterian ; and P 



ohurchea altogether, Tho 

Boutwell and Rawlins is not , 
Grant's family, are Method! 



Things settle down slowly in Spain. Thi 

Catholic party Is evidently intent upon continu 

tho Catholic religon, as the State religion 

preventing tho establishment of roligiou< 

tho Liberal pnty hw> been able to defeat th* 

In the debate in tho cons 

llio B3d, tho amendment ft 

b Wns rejected, and an artlelo, guaran 
liberty or tho press, freedom, of moot 

and association, and petition was adopted.) 









mughty intolerance of tl 



1 they may learn in their sanet 



id Grade," (Calm's M..-.nie Moo. lor P 

I tho greatest Mason of his time, if not of 
ion tells us (p. 105) that he added eight 



; lodges below with the Grand Lodge above, 
rson tolls us (p. 10), arc specially useful to 

But who was this great High Priest and 

■f tho " illumioati," whoso avowed object Jim* 
o destroy the Christian religion, and wbow 









ng Jesus Christ). Such was the G mi- 
ld minister of tho Gospel grope for phi* 
osophieal and religious light. LUX. 

ELY CLAliTIING CiKIi.lT NAJIH*'- 



Samuel Adams, declaring they um not M'>- n '"'i 
hich 1 havo no doubt wore true; and if« 
tho following extract from an oration ddtf 

ercd before tho Grand Lodge ofloira, lieM '* 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, MAY 18, 1869. 



, by J. F. Eaoford, -Ora 



sro I ao disposed, claim 



Church, thinking tf^unrr the one thfng nee 

iliOHtntnlilinc Mock where, you fell, and yi 
nnd lire rT*ard of' an Approving conee-cne 



j.April 20th, 1 






certainty of doatb, was dosecr»iiid and pioftinc 



»/«i ./-I-/ l-<,ht, before- .ionr«l pv.pl, 
of where it Is usually worn. Wha 
, Mr. Editor? 

JOSF.rnus. 



„>„ 




Iding 


ecret 


• lorrour*,- 


Q. 


Vn,o prepared you « 














The worthy Condne 


to 


•"" 


»i>, 


5-1-.. 


n Ameri- 


ti- 


Wlnt.ni aid to ,o 


,„ 


eisen 


fhl.ft 


odnn, 


nnd man- 


ll 


Yonr an.wer.brolbe. 






ogh.u 










s i,i 


r.tn 


lodge 


ol Od 


rVll, W *, 


""" 


id into the Scarlet 



[l.idi.iphl; 

led.' They 



A. To Egypt, by the appointment of 
to be a spokeso.an for Hoses my brothei 
n.nroali, :,„-! my distressed brethren. 

V. O. Yonr zeal for' tho Insitution of 
Fellowship, (he progress you have mtnie ii 
and your conformity toUe gencaal regulat: 

rights and privileges. Duty, honor, ani j 



Q. Fromwr 
Q. Where n 



with ttu- ,,r 



rightouenoss, 



Dear Pastor— Duty impels me to write b 



Hut God : conimcDoV.b 



tl ,,v a[ ,l ua, in t!,.tt r. Li 



oist, of Israel, can?t 



rebellion, thinking probaly, that nobody . 
possibly go higher. 

That is, nobody could go above thirty-! 
degreca, including nullification, and rebel 
of course. But little did the Jews dream, 



the nigh Priest,. 
it ate him in thy i 






A. U.imandtbnmmim. 

Q. What are tho U. ami T. ? 

A. In (he breastplate ofjodgruoi 






on with aueh plca-ant irony, as to our sorvii 
mesa to Masonry, .speaks truth, though 
na it for irony, when ho ropr.Noiiu «i 
Masons host friend. For verily " open : 









o the outside world 

can certainly afford 
foundrels aud outhiv 



i Solomon. "Oh 6. 






not on IcroiB of'good folio WBhlp with their x. 



r;,d Jepth, n.,d l.rvd h, 



| jet 3 inoera, Chrii 
knowledge. 



The Coi 


.(sometbing'like 
scepter in life han 


.rr»«ht« 


o then le 


e^dislineVn'pB ^ 


°{TiZt 








o answo 


ra, " A brother of 


the Royal F 



Q, What did you ataud upon. ? 

flTere the candidate is first aware that, while 



A, To pat mo in mind ofiii> hoIciiiii <- 



which. I KhoDg'ut or it? Woald such s motion to ba' 
iced of at Would it mt nvher bo a most conclusive i-gu. 



iung men of oui 
J upon an sdmi-' 



, . April SM. 13^. 

Mti. Eziu A. Cook— Ditr S-r • I am a con 
:ant reader of the Cumstiav Ctsoto*.*; on.) i 
is been th; means, tngrthor with tho grac 



ai.-wer J ."Y.^- II" h then ndmilcd and q W hat doth it 



company ortbem who contem 
ration the wonderful works of ll 



your own foul, or tho eoula of thoeo you in flu'. -Tho acrlous and awful leeson which death la'ti'iB p,JrB<c^ 



A. In the inmost place of the Tabernacle 
or Temple. 

Q. now wasAm-on arrayed* 

twined lined, embroidered with gold purple' ani 



sign of the Priestly 



(J, How may I know you to bo a priest ? 



tiSl^CS 


^«teM£!S>W fed Stover the 


>c would bo. But when Demetrius dough ta 
limaolf with tho sago conceit that the Masonic 


wbidom na tho slave-holders wore, who'prc- 


-trongly and permanently tho chains of the 


very; but tho God of eternal justice swept it 
>wny with Ilia own omnipotent band, that men 
might know that Do is God, and that flo is 


bcliovo it is, to aweep away tho im.rl.ey and 


blo in increasing darkness; if Ho proposes to 
.treat the secret diffusion of their baleful trea- 


on, to uncover their hiden dona of corrupting 


is they are foul, no power of man or devils 


ho appointed hour. But our friendly Mason 
would like to have every Mu-or. in the land read 



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1 a fow hours their distresses of body am 



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NUMBER 21. 







F order of "Patrons of IIus 



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renew my Connor pledge and rn 

ever knowingly or willingly violate o 
regulation, tho scorn and contempt 
od people overywl.cre, but of tho t 



The Master of the National Graogo is Wm 
Sanders, of Washington. 0. H. Kelley, ol 
Minnesota, is Secretary. Rov. A. D. Gwsh. 

author of tbo Odd Fellows' Manuel, is Chap. 



losonry and Good Ten.plariam, haviug tt; 
oulitios of the former and the good [ 
ions of the latter, hut both considerably 



'ollowing is the part of Secretary Kellcy' 
: which is specially interesting to us: 

"Itasqa, 11ms., Dec, 12, 1808. 



mptod to place in you: 



prominent Odd Follow* 



or they, are justly and lawful* entitled to 
live tho same. Tliat I will glvo corrc 






the presence of the God of nature, the' sot 
eign ruler, the father of all, even our Heat 

by the proper officors, adjures him in tho only 
oath to testify " the whole truth," a 
iworn to do It. Here one obligation 



mifestly a sinful obligation; il 
• snch obligations are guilty of 









, that 



.vvfully r-ntitkd 



) by thi 



iona of such Stale Grange under whose ji 
diction I may at the lime he, and thou 
ho aobordinato Grange to which I ma] 
.Hatched, and will cheerfully obey all orders 
ssued by the proper authorities of the Or 
That I will never propose for membershi 
j Order, or sanction the ndmittaocc of 



,gly or willingly violate them or ...iy |>: 
It will probably be ciaimscd that tbcE 






t the attempt to impni.- the 



'-'•' nullity, hu r.>r as binding llio •■ <it 
of those on whom thoy ore imposed 
od. An absolute nullity except only 



'0 an nbsoluto nullity. 
Second. The order of " Patrons of nusbnri 
r " Is tho ohild and creature of tho sovcrcij, 
r Masonry and Odd Fellowship, moulded 
icm and beyond doubt to be used by them 
■ auxiliary in their wiloy schemes of uotver 



- In tho presence of tho God of Kal 



that was ever employed. 



First. It is extra judicial, imposing ft life Ion 
mrden of secrecy upon mere children, in 
aattcr professedly relating to the daily pursni 



atural friendships, and compels familiarity a 



tho time undefined. Tho rulos, by-laws and 






! with H'-'ir .■i|.|.r. ■'■., -ii-i-'ii 



e more erroneous. t Opposition to Masonry 
B26-30, as ageuo^rolo, was no* tiu w 
f prejudice or mc« excitement. It was t 

LCts.and diseussiofrot principles. That c< 
iction produced excitement as tho diicovt 



ben the conviction and excitement he- 
me ostensive, some of the unthinking 
d unprincipled, the drift-wood Of society, 
:re borno along with the current Merc 
magoguca sought *o ride into pqwer by it, as 
at class always do, on every wave of exalte- 
ant that moves the. masses strongly; just as 

they sought to take, odvantago of Protestant- 
• their own ends, and joined the Know- 

Nothings. So temperance, so anti-slavory, so 



ally within tho Ors 



such obligat 



uc of the Grange amounting to the honor 
ird the property and lives of society as 

their spoils among each other by the 

golden rule, and even defend each other with 

here is nothing higher or better in the obliga- 
10ns of the Graugo. 
Fourth. These obligations provido am- 

thc chief end of Masonry, Odd Fellowship, 
d secret combinations and conspiracies gen- 
ally. "I will render them such assistance as 
ey need," will answer "all signs," will obey 
rules, and " cheerfully obey all orders issued 



n a jury. And tho Lord only knows wliu' 

with the Grandees of tho S2d and 33d, and th. 
Grands nt Washington. But any foo 






vheel the whole 

nto rebellion, * 

mediately oxoro 
ity of wh 



ami truly virtuous mind. In v 









have often ween tbuir workings to tho . 






rinoiplee 



mph. Snob, men might hare joined tho C 



and against Free Masonry 40 years ago, as s 
after of duty and principle, are, to o, man. 
■mcr and stronger in their hatred of tho in 

a is not a prejudice, and ne»cr was ; it Is « 

inoiple which nothing but tho annihilation ol 



1 by "dignified silence," when facts and argu 

ts become a dernier resort. Anti-Mason 
iased their fire upon Masonry because the; 
:lieved it had received a deadly wound. They 



TO COKKCSPON DENTS. 

Prof. WriEht, of Hartvllle University, Ind., 
;nds us a commuriloatlon well adapted to oui 

urposo in ovory respect, except its length. 
i'c would like to publish it entire, but may be 
obliged to matoriaUy abridge it, and not But 



igo folio,and fortnightly a' 



com.TirjNiPATiONS. 

StmLBTTi, Leo Co, Iil., March 8, 1800. 



~M[ CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, 









iok), the more it would bo believed, 
ant on. Thoj also stopped there on 






The stand which they have made, has alread 
ad a salutary effect- A man can already wal 
mre freely, and feci as if he were not treadin 
nong rattlesnakes. Tbo right of sorcet s< 
iaty men to make use of, and defile teligio 

movo iu that direction at all. 

ANTI-MASON. 

Oauormlb, Pa., May 3, 18GB. 
Ittv I A IUbt, BtiT Sir: I read tt 

tnosom, and I like its principles and its ale 
nt I would like to ask you coiaci.-ntic-.wly 



etc, suppose 1 unwillingly li 



} Can I throw off those "bonds" and 
do so with impunity ? Would I ho committing 



am terribly in earnest about 
s for muro light, 



lath. 



e Scripturo : " lit that aaearelh to his o\on fun 
il dvtngtthnol," shall "stand in Hie holy phu-t 
e hill of the Lord." 

But he that unconsciously takes an linmow 
th, •'siMarethto the tiurt" of others, Ths 






Because on pretence of torapcr&ncc, il 
ing clso than a mock religion. It la there 
s. si:di;uii's li;tti:hn--\o. i. 



were not ataon* Tho Lodges and Enec 






:h, fiualifiedly agreed to do their duty, by 



Scripture to show it was right to kill. There 

,. h ,iii„ .., -wears that about thirty came 
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rly-nino years ending with Septc: 
si* hundred and twenty thousoni 
ed and six persons wore innitiated— fifty- 

ed families succored, and four hui 

im/ brothers in distress assisted. Tin 
iry of relief exhibits the following e 
ures: Two hundred and lifty-m* ih<n 
even hundred and twenty eight-dolb 
(|M2,726 02-100) to educated orphans : one mi 

82 6-100) for the burial of tho dead; and Die 

undred and ninety- eighty dollars (f9,V10,91 
MOO) as benefits to brothers in mislbnm, 

i hundred and nine dollars (Jl 1.638,109 7 

jiriy-one million two hundred and forty-thr< 
:iousand eight hundred and thirty dollars (J 31, 



in a way, which they call charitable, 

ban one third. Now if tho rcator 

a charitable deed, or if they were 
proper tiljHcts of charity, we would still 
tified in asking what has become of the 



inke hia almoner where it costs |B, 
oe to the needy ? Is that a charltat 
ID, which at tho best, uses only abo 



It is not 
draw frou 


Uothttr^a" 


n? Neither 




often used in w 
2. Can you 


tho reoip 


out of ten. Look 
ort-ed. Of tin $1 


s of relief, 


{« 


3F 



■rotlii i Odd Fellows. Wht 



This is evident I 



icir affiliation, ttir. 



crod up 



i, or the calls of religion, 



young, tho healthy, ant 

iriBlerato tlioir iudopondunee, without thif 
.ifrlliypoiMtiial i.ti'i, limn with It. Of the 
nn! one million was bestowed upon propor 



Inpe. Then BfjSDB widowed fnmalies l 
ioved; nine-tentlis of them were in go 
umstances, and would have been bctW 
he Odd Fellows had never taken tho" 



io Odd Fellows orphans scarcely get an et 
■eeentage. The most worthy object on tl 



■.its* A proportion as great 
i the Odd Fellows order, bears 



and a downright insult to our Holy rcligit 






Jon. C. C Colden says of Masoni 
ore, it may be said of Odd Fe 



object of charity. Its pretence of charity is 



assemble annually, < 



should very much like t. 



Are the ..(.ligations of the Sons of Ton 
C, the Good Templars, the Templars ( 
Honor and Temperance, or any of that class < 



cvcral Masonic books. Their Doctor?, noted forma lory secret societies cjn bo roscued fro 
orgreatartaiomenUinHog Latin and Hebrew, the power of darkness, the poison leaven ei 
ay the word9,accordinglo theirsomltUh roots, bo removed from them before the wholo lun 
ucan, "Tho law of chosen brothers," and as is leavened ; tho slow match con bo snatch, 
onmionly applied. "Tho book of tho Anolent away before tho shell explodes, and that wit 
;onBtitutions. , ' Some of tho books with this Lut disclosing thoir secrets, wo would say, 1 
itlo maintain that there are but three genuine those secrets remain with all rile and putw 
legrces la Masonry; nil. above tho 3d being cent things* of which "it is a shame to speak 
mdern and spurious. And this is true of the If they cannot thua be purged, they must 
utterly destroyed ; and if the i 
of tho others below it And 
choose t. 



high a figure; a 



I Tyran, Widow'a Son, 












iuely imposed on 






lriG INNOCENCE. 


opinions on Masonry 1651, page 240 




»pako the all puissant Chief in 183 


John L. Lewis Grand Master of the Grand 


Lodge of New York, at tho laying of tho cor- 


most touchingly pathetic language. 


* ' * * 7 d <& h ■ 


ug all classes of men, to have been judged by 


awful High Priest commands "dign 


been tried without a hearing, and condemed 
without evidence. Carefully and wisely re- 


withstand it f " Small courage is req 
whines a Masonic editor in Dubuquo, " 


raneor, and bo assailed by party seal, It 
could only submit to these things in silence ; it 


cruelty sufficiently rentloss and fiendish 






■on, the other secrot ; one is light, the oiht 



Jlibly corrupting principle, they 



lers, the Patron* of Husbandry, the Gl 
my, the Sons of Pythias et al. {lor t 

Tflry intend good, tho major pa.t of tl 
tan resides in tho dark recoss of t 



degrees, with tho guileful 
ns to draw Id those wh. 






I years, the opponents or Mason 
l thorough legal hearing, bul 






irty-cight specific allegations 



Ion earth, to adjui 
But the Grand Oh 



rtunity to purge their institution leRally o 
cry thing that was falsa and skndorou* 



ake no reply to tho allegations of thcii 
ies, say what they might. Adams pt 
Ivico thus, "ho advised them that 
iuso and effect, if tho oaths, obligations and 
•noltics of Masonry ns tho raw*, and the I tc 

Mowed by tho baffling of the sovereign 



and vital tearing, skull »„, 
ng, drowning, quartering, 
irnal damnation of the j 



nds, by the Grand Lodge, and G 
r of New York, to the convict* 
-sing kidnappers of Morgan, uni 



noccuco is demonstrated? Tin 

ourse, or any thought of any otln 
Id be perfectly monstrous. H. 



pie, on th. 



r of the Farwcll Ha 



not-work over nil tho Christian, as similar J 
ilwaya covered tho pagan world, and ^ 

That they are of this world, and not 
; and so belong to Satan, "the g^ 
this world." 

!. That, with every one of these oril 

ioh are designed In be permanent, i.i,,. ;,,, _ 

rofore, nil the good ends and objects it „, 






iin; as the fact tli.it multk 



Thcreforo, belovt 






By the Kindness of John Wells, Esq, o 
ilorado wo havo reooivod The Rocky jf m 



of Christian Op. 


Denver. 

This order, as 


Odd Follows, in 
is generally known, 


he city 


„«« .dop,«,l « 




al Clubs wh.ch sprun 
1 As tho first meu 


bl 1 ^ 


end w and say 


small gentleme 


h-loafors, with no 


partrcnli 


ease too strongly; 


:i:z'Z 




Z*2 



:oiulj t 






°"7 r '"°, 


£& 


inquiring 


S-SLtEszipti; 


»»,* T,„ 
or. light. 


o™. 


■ A.f CVNO- 


grow to bo tho worst, or tbe worst wi 


,» ,0 ,l„ i 


ov* 




ample shodow.of the best. Now, then, 1 


Mon"l.tb 


• Mm 


gl.ou 10 


con bo dono effectually, if these Bo-calle 



;ss, or dio in tho light? John Q. Adams 

not gainsay, and addressed thorn respectfully 
to Edward Livingston, head officer of the body 

President of tho United States, and Livings 
Secretary of State, as well as Grand High Pr 

of thoso letters. Before this, Livingston i 
public address, delivered in his Mosonio ofth 
capacity, had /wwcuto* the nuti-Masons by 

nouneing them as persecutors, and slandot 



Tho National Christian Convention met 

Sdot-td BretArtn m Crist. — Tho Bible i 

nd the false, Je<ms Christ is " qod manifest 









and popular delusion. 




oen men 


That faith in 1 


w .'',',' l ' 


Thei Denver speech, 


sent us by Mr. We 


solo gr 


und of accepta 


ce with 


contains ample justifies 


tious and proof of 




received by fai 








regenor 




d appl.. 


fully show: 





t why God 



irist, the enemy of God, and of man 

lith of this Convention, 'but tho 
f tho Scriptures, and the belief o( 
ns. We declare our utter disappro- 

>f Satan because thoy connot 

ndcrstand why ho let tho authors of tho late 

light have been the supporters and the beads. 
Po do not know why God permits evil at all, 
ut we bitterly know that there is cvlj, and wo 
now also that Jesus Christ was manifested to 
ostroy tho works of the devil. 



the source of its 
polities, but bad 
shes that Satan's 
vilh roligion. an, 
and Christianity, 



" order of odd fellows, which is it! 

jolly person by tho namo of Wile., 

ao swearing woman in Mount Ephraia', 

god (Judges ^viij.and setup'a reli|- 
hen Father Wiley and his plug-uglia 



chaos which Odd Fellowship is 



struction of a 

ousind dying men Is music to tho 

r. The lurid light of burning 



II nations worship i 



i open and fair antagonist, but scoks to lign- 
ite himsotf into, mii with, and spoil Christ's 
ovements, by imitating, counterfeiting, rival- 

ofMasons, and then advUed tho fraternity lo ' Beloved brethren, wo" have mot hero from 



Now behold tho mighty transformation ™ bif!l 
to follow tho advent of tho mysteries at ^ 

Wero all the world Odd Fellows, who «> ,U,J ' 
t a guard of soldiers then? Whsl "»« * 




,f our specially, ami thereby Satan is foiled, a>d eugcuster, 
ind wc can eay of our imperilled brethren, we knuw that 1 
■'OureouliBOaoapedafl A bird from the (n»rc|lhoir nnli<fWlj 




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IEV. J. S. CUBIST. 1 ™ AS, ON 7IASONBY. 

Bio Grove, Benton Co,, Iowa,) 
March 22, 1869. f 
JMf-ssr?. Editors:— I was much interested in 
riding Dr. Holssoy's account of Rev. Joseph 

ago of your issue of March 20lh, not only on 
ccount of the sterling q-jolilics of heart and 

ittei written by him, shortly before his death. 

eadcrs will be greatly interested in perusing 
his letter in connection with Dr. Halsey 1 
uunt, and therefore send a copy of it, wil 



»llj. 



request that you publish it in yi 

Yours fro 

J 

To lit Editor of the Investigator. 

Sir:— I wag much surprised, o. few din 
upon being informed that my name he 



though roortifiid by -uel. 
do not regret that I hav< 
of my duty. I am a Ma 
myself to explain the est 



inority, I made on application for admi 
i a lodge. For thismu-step (for such I 
;em it.) I might offer some apologias— ?u- 



ds, and worthy members of the- congi 
l of which I thou had charge, and most 

i Masons; but I now feel that I did wroi 

T-fiiniin; tli-.' utni'inlitiK'd oi.li^.U'.'ii? of . 
tution of whole interior I know notliin 






been emblasoned before the public as a 
Mason, neither honesty, nor duty requires 



o Christianity, abounding in no rusu 



"uw (hat Masonry is, f,d*a in iis pretentions t 
itiqoity— m4j be proved so, not only by tin 



)0KdupODbyt 



JOSEPHS. CHRISTMAS. 
•Pastor of the Bowery Pres. cliurch. 



Ensl.ndN 
lib secret i 



,ination that the first 
iroh is to found a si 
uIds, pass-words and 



a wall against tho outer world 
'peelator thus speaks of this featuro of 

little body of outcasts which jj 
Off from society forms itself 
v, every littlo sect becomes mi 
,erate as Jews among Europea 



a Trade Union— for eiample, tlio 



ibnncd a ve 

-rr-hf.-an. 



More than forty criioinal socolctit 
DO spread 0«er India, with law 
mean* of communication of thei 

roily of the Thugs; hut it hi 



?en baffled for years by a third, which is inai 
;incd under tho decorous title of tho Ba 
.•[makers,' eiclustvdy by crime. The vo 



is disbelief in this or that rule of i 
such, for instance, admits of defian 
of Hindoo morals, but of Hindoo 

society, though as genuinely shod 
England Is by Mormonism, would r 
wrong to interfere, to search tho 



owerful, and widoly diffused, is tho Mol 

ilium's. t.Tji|iIe.-i. |>litn.-H within which no In 

under everywhere, keopicg up the (lame 
dam. They hopo that tho day is comm 



IU'i-eiiteilly bef.ire the talegraphw 



s oxpkiui"! by tho Sfx-ctalor : 






official ever hearing of such i 
Very often oven when warned tho I 

do very little, It cannot arrest Muoselm 



w and then It lays hands on a lead* 
i own despotic right, that of keeping 



!, by converts, and by ■ 



jonfes 



ut Hie body ol tho ..-orKpiriLtoM e»ukl n-.r 
jhed except by a crusade against Mohaiu 
medanism as a eroed— on impossible wicked 
which would involve a religious war pro 
d by christisnson bolialfol' tho pagan! 



md docs not cousid- 



iturnlizcd American mimi tli.it received ii 
-ess from the institutions of tho old w 
ur real Amerlonn mind hardly suspects 






, N. Y., Thursday April l! 

nsnner this afternoon, the 
, oity officials, and a large I 

by Miss Minv A. Ripley." 



thorn, for want of thought and refl- 
the people could only once see this 
true light, they would reject it with 
contempt. The object of it is plait 



o add a 



ay thing to the causo of e 
simply they have nothing 



,ot, have. By gradually accustoming tho r 
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Itw 



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their affairs by a 



•■'■»■ cononilly iiiioii.ls (■■ .]■■ ritfhl, nil. 

deet limits to the freedom of human aoti 
i people can bo eosly imposed upon, I 
doubly accursed; ought those to be, who i 



trnngcly enough, Gen. I 



w people's expense, when the object of 

ion which is subversive of the liberties 
country. Gen. Grant, with all his po« 

r ,,,„!, h. ono. Indeed it is an act of t 



:ry, ought to i 
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"CerUii.lj there i* ; right 






formed by tl 






ii fox in a poultry yard, so outlined 
by (he wings and bodies of the terrified, hi 
tcring and fluttering fowls and the other natural 
objects of the place, that t hew alone shall 

wfiuld suggest tbe presence of any or 



all-absorbing figure in tlie piece. 






I and main design. They arc splendid pi< 
a frames in which to set the god of th 
rid, the spirit of deceit, selfishness, luet an 
bition so skillfully outlined by its opposite 
friendship, lore and truth, that these la; 

II absorb the attention of the multitude and 
taken for the real ends and designs of 

outlined hy per-ion* mid objects of an o: 



Q, For what do ; 



*z 


or obligations, 


er hi 


was ll 


s doctrine of 


recti 


Uhis ro 


rat segment* 


It'X 


M»,f 




JlH 



Irop into the 
under ftnotli 









er rank ofstalion tlicy may be, 
wh., violates Ibis rulo wil) be 
i blows and bo left to perish 












tealJy not a little of beauty and o 
them. But Satan is there? The; 



, The oldest of these is the Gihin, 0] 



rovinco. The While Bee, society was. ca 
tablished as an alloy of the Gihin, and the Red 
Flag, at first a religious society, afterwards en 



and the angel of light, or with varied objec 

But to thoso who, through and beyond all this 
Fee the lurking spirit of the darkness of tlii: 
world, the whole thing is just so much tho mon 
hateful, on 't is externally gorgeous and beau 
tifuL The dovil resides in these lodges, hot h« 
ehows himself in his real character to but few 

■vision, his seemingly holy coverings arc no 
proof, and to a chosen few out of the mulli 



ore perpetrocd through the direct and malign! 
power of these orders, arc ordinarily kept fron 
the knowledge of the members themselves 
not only of the conscientious ones, who woult 
not approve of them, but oren of those wh( 

in that cunfossion that no Mason knew that In 
'<■ was the result of Masonic outha and i 






Tndinna. Well, cough 



I hope you will carefully consider the folio 
g objections which I make to Odd Fullowsh 



1 Fellows' deposit mon* 



l.ld rVtlgw 



f called to a marriage, 1 i 
and fight, I raurt go at one* 






obje< 



soft 



:all t 



a *'bretliren. u {See 
y whohoar tho word of God and do it, Chi 
ight to call tho member 



witeh, or "side odgrco" for the ladle 



women ? Yea ior o*c! 
IC word of God and do i 



irpooplo? A. I iimTicnVuHoui 



•ill be sern by reading his 
/of which is subjoined, th 
by wying, " Brother Jim, " we ai 



[Huke x M, 80.] The lattci 






1 wa« " that organization and dj| 
societies appear to bo as comp 
any disciplined Jorco oftkegovert 



the Ohinesc. with * 



who really do not need help. But >o 
you help then, when they are iu need , 

I » W .,l lhal they help ll.«..f,-lv.-«: tlie 



unified. Tho initiation is thus described by i 



tion of Lodges, Grand Lodges 

insndcrics, Comicllsaod Commit- ' A. From tho cast, 



intercourse with n brother's wife, concubine, 






These are not idle words, but I'.u'N ; -.olid 
that yoft cannot get around. These thin 



o id the Stale of Indiana alone, i 






(Juy icrniid erptel a liAf Javor from j 









log. Ifl wanu-d to learn all abo 
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:ady lias sprung up another, kuown as Th 

itical purposes. Tin? following circular set 
th the objects of the society os explicitly n 



" \'!'nu-T'Ll l" ^Vi'T^o'clotion ahull b. 
■ftllmlThe Order uf the E«slc. 

"'a'i't '' ' V..v V^"'i "f i-'"«l moral choracte. 

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of the Imperial or Eagle Order is a pcrfcctlj 
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what judgment ye judge, ye shall 
I," we feel warranted in applying 
■ule to Free Masonry, so far as its in 
limate design is concerned. So of all 






Ibyt 



as possible from tho knowledgo of their 

being unsuspected. Masonry is as real] 
lilies! as the Order of the Eagle ; and 
dangerously so, for being less frank and manly 
in respect to avowing it. Tho knights of the 
Eagle avow their interference with politi. 
Wring up only their eorrupthuj and rnolut 
designs. Masons do not ordinarily aim i 



tied to one; and by light of such a fact, inter 
pret their profession that Masonry Is not politi 
cal, and you must apply tho samo rulo that th. 

Journal applies to tho professions in the Ordei 

This Order of the F.«g|e is, doubtless, a mer< 
transmigration of the soul of the defonot Gold 

em Confederacy. Government should treat it 
as a conspiracy, and nip It in the bud. But how 
shall this bo done wKoh our legislators are con. 

fectly adapted to the same evil designs, and 



ose real designs arc as squarely opposed I 

of the Eagle or Cyclops. In essence and ; 
bryo they are nil conspiracies, and should t 
alcd as auch. They are all sinister conlr 



eport 



pidly 1 



eslgns. The tendency is to dissolve the bond: 

r our government depends. So long as we heed 
io advice of Washington, and subject t 
■easures of our Government to open an 
iscussion; conceding to all equal opporti 
f knowing and of communicating their thoughts 






., glory. But the 



peril, unless tho apathy now reigning, through 
wide-spread delusion on this subject, can b 






lent societies the cess-pools of theology 

very which would displease slave-holders, ti 
became unpopular with the world not to de 

ween the friends and enemies of secret socio 



uany proofs, that publisher, printer, indeed th 



At tho Illinois State 



following, and signed as bolow: 

bargo on almost nil rational onjoyuienU" 
(Signed) W. E. Uolvuoke, 

Clerk of Association. 

files at the Advance Office, and give below the 



istuke of the Puritans 



head of the discourse marked " 8," under which 
appears is this: 



■j =\\<t\\ further that I did not misrcprosui 
course of the A/Liance, as teaching thi 

i a correspondent, Nov. 21st, IB89. Thoi 



fi he suggests tho i 
t twenty years, a 






in AndoverTIi 
urinary, will see that his corresp 

concerning these amusement* 

amusements, by Eov. H. H.\ Daniels, Adt 
Nov. 21st, 1869. 



" Dancing for example, 1: 
on with sweeping denunt 



edon 



lally surrounded wi 



Register is respectfully requested to insert i 
above. J- BLANCHARD 





heir 


onevolcnl and rclig 




s, and 


Ji'zrz°i 


z,\ 


.,..„ m 


eeklng 


fir* 


ho interest of their 


is already erhauste 




bwttapi 




rhey 


lf e the money chan- 


tionLdy'foTdi 


Mm*. 


, at OU, 














ho sac 


ed ch 


aractcr of Churches 




agular 


ublicatio 


ed by th 


espir 


t ol gain. They will 


^mSw 


oTdth 


sNo. oftt 


temple 






while the Nation 


] Con, 


ention is 




eoft 


use, and is therefore 


Wo arc also autho 


Ized to 


Bay that 


oa Mac 


ualfo 


Churches, He has 


Tract and Book S 


„™tj 


ill fiirnii 





ra EK niisoNUV. 


Weh 


ave eeldom read what seemed to us a 


more tl 


.ru.iglilr pretentious, or a moro utterly 








by Dr. Albert G. Maokey. Beginning 




assumption that the origin of Masonry 




found not with that of its ritual, but 


its ph.: 






is engaged in the coiilempLilion ol 








u|.ineti.>ii trom llio |i"|M]lmi- uinlnilous 




cathen, and of a man as an immortal 




nd therefore that those who believed 
















t to porplei Hie niuid by ..lining [lie 






I!!..n.'.'t'| 


tho Naachidae, or sons of Noah, 
e f.rst ancestors of whom ho feels clear. 



Thefl 






in r'r 


ution. While not only is 
e Masonry for any recognt 




ion Jewish or other un 


Mason 
of its 


might object, but U is st 
symbols expressly teach 



*os "the moral quality ol innocence, or pur, 
ar lift" of one "whoso virtuous condu. 
ivhor-u integrity of life and fidelity to his trust 

□bristiuuity knows nothing about any purity 
lire, or any innocence of character, except 

faith "unto Him that loved us, and washed 0! 
from our sins in His own blood "—who is ex. 

lists of literature, and answer the objection! 
which are practically felt against their insli 

public' will be glad to bear what they have ti 

ning of the last century Free Masonry I 
its present form, and has thriven sin. 

basis of fact, there is a fair chance for 
;o moral quality. President 












likely to laugh \ — C;n-j l - }.i 



linary sense of t 
pass-word and 8 









a Sons of Temperance of Nort 
on: "I confess I can see . 






rnnce Society, nor his Sec 
•rs of a Division of the Soi 

its of more importance to th 
after all this, wo find Mr. 



sooieties that they are in danger 
from hypocrites? If this is t 

I with them without any special 






-sity tn know tho secrets and obtain pecuniar 
,id. Thcso are dead weights on the cause. 1 



his whole development of tho antiquity of 

i sufficient, in our judgement, to disposu both 
Tho second is that the claim made earnestly , 






i doings upon the bousc-topn," This is one 
tho most common and reliable arguments of 
oret sooletios, and yet, lu reality, one of the 



Is, legislatures, juri 



3 s and olhe 



crdict, councils or l.-gi'hiiu.cA thei 
coeding-i tilth closed doors, and Chu: 






seen to be the forco of his 
could be say moro of the 



ic weekly lodge mcetii 
bservod this to tbeir grcn 
Mr. D. says further: 
rothcr fall aod break his 



ihamo and folly to tho world. They throw 

oosou and forbearance, and when the hot tears 
if repentance roll down his blushing face, they 

' This is their secret. This is all very well 

vbich it is not in all instances. Thero arc no 



"Inquiry into Masonry," (sevent 
published,) "Letters on Mason r 

the Baptist Church of Clinloi 



His style is froe from all display, 

The importance ..f tin* w 



ir fantastical suits ; anil red men had bctte 
phrenological "cow.ins," with peeping eyes, that 



, strong body lias just held its Quarterly 
nnlnl Meeting at Furmlngton. The 
the Cvnosorki arc chieOy Intcrei 
ions on questions of roform, which I will 
icm. The meeting, itself, was one of I 
m interest to tho members. Hanoi 

d. The members of the Farmington 

gled delightedly in tho deliberations ; your 

jltered strong hopes aud purposes; ol 

Rev, L. H. Parker, was one of speoli 
st. Giving the past action of the body 



Whii 



.lib | 



;hout this country: Therefore, 

>h-cd, That In tho judgment of this body, 

an oath or pledge oi seeroey oiaclod of mem- 



to, the Church 









vords, if nothing olse; but it is remarkable that 
riffle Masons are bestowing upon themselves 
luch magnificent qualifications, tho Senate of 



wing upon each other? 



unrcpublienn than 
viz: "Sir Knight, 



grown men, can never descend to sue 
ding, with safety to society. Nothing ci 






f Utah are as helples-dy 
year of our Lord one— 






id for benevolent purposes, is peculiarly liabl. 
o eoruption ; slid history shows that they havi 
■ommonly, if not invariably, been corrupt; in 
orfering with and injuring the adminlstratioi 
if justice, and the freedom of elections, both li 
Chuurch and State, Therefore • 

:, but rather reprove them." 
■solutions, (written by an Editor ni 
RB,) wore, as by special providenci 






in Itockford, [rj 



111, tho Business Committee, by its 
Dr. P*tton, of The Advance, repoi 
tioli by which the A^oeiiUion "aolemiik 



the subject The history of those days 
irt of the history of Masonry of which t 
sent generation is ignorant, and ol whi 






Free Masons can only recognize each other 
by sign?, grips, pass- words, Ac; but a phronolo- 
, recognize them by their brains, or by 



vc moro slyness than the law allows. 
As tho momuorsof tho Sorosls will now "take 
tho vail," it will be well for Senior Wardens to 

sheepskins over their heads and tied around 
the neck, with tho table tow, a, la cologne botUi 
ityle. Odd Follows had bettor bo looking aftoi 



es; and, ultimately, to tho theoretical am 
radical neutralization of Christianity." 
This is great and glorious action ; and if Tb. 
.dvance will meekly, yet boldly, carry out th. 






.endent Order of Good Tenplei 
Grand Lodge of Illinois. 
"Membership, 408,000. 



Rev. Chas. Button, 
Fannie Woodbury, 
J. K. Van Doom, ( 



Rev. L. F. Waldo, G. W. Chaplain. 

E. Denman, G. W. Moss. 

John D. Hamilton, G. W. A. S. 

JohuG. Steon, G.W. I, G, 

D. 0. Lawsou, G. W. 0. G." 

If such cool defiance of our State Associf 



rights of I. 



not walking in craftiness, iiiiX^dln." i 

I of God deceitfully ; hut by uiv manileil 

Of tho truth commending ourselves 

over; oiaa's geoBwieuco }„ (h sight of QuJ,' 









oiiniiiists ; but their remedy i ; 






ing of a direct liilsehuml. 



longer free to act. Ho may bo 
ny time, by a sign, eymliol, myth, 



o platform- of indopender, 



dueed ;t lull Un 



posal had been to charter a new college t Tho 

gull law I Government — regular, open, 
legitimate Government, is applied to to sanction 



.worked to give it [.rKlecliuii to unci 



■"H.v rormvaki..-. 1^ 

rhaps somcthio- nmv bo 
. society when Masonry 



uld suppose that it consists of ahoe-su 

ons of tho South, by whom thoy have bee 
defrauded, in foi-mue years, of many millions o 
dollars. If suoh i* actually the o*so, would i 

apply for its charter to the Legislature of Hcoi 

v Eugland principles; and thou it woult 
bo highly favored and protected in Ml othe 
a ON TUB syrjAlu: 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, JUNE 15, 1869. 



^nicatiow; Y°«. F« ■ AP" 1 ^' ,861 '- 



BTKAiintTR.*, Cut. Co, N. T., Jan. C, 18C*. 
atndme tho pap"r prntuftonsly. I am obliged 



pwjera and Siriptui 



■ l,o pvr-uade.Ho join ulml K ... Tho ,1. 

,,,' liMMmd', "Light on Masonry" , 
1 had K-ci. tancl.t. a foil and complete r 



blind ;" md I congra 



of the Mi- 

■liver emb:. 
Myself and 

and huuu-o 
nnxd'a " !■■; 



Kree 1! ■•■ ■ ■■ n 



lion of tl 



all their former importance. 1 
build Masonic Halls, but Slaso 

Barnard's " Light on Masonry" 1 
Halted, with an appendix on Od 
Such a work is much needed ; d 
oDlybook exposing Masonry thai 

.ered it imprudent to keep it iu m 
•itiskeptbyal'riendof mine. 1 



puai law .Xa'nst 
and shall soon go . h 



&\ or near 
Of Masonry is 



jumped ; into the Christian Church and 



juropiti venose unt 



E. J. CHALFANT. 



ieir Churches, was sustained by a vote of 12 
The wisdom of the original adoption of such 



rbod in tho United Brothren Churcln 
" Sing ye unto the Lord forever, for 
*e sunk like lead In«J tho waters. 






and ] 

lite upper and better sanctuary; but Becin; 
I members generally present, wondered if th 

rred lo in'ihe prayer, and lo, it was a brothe 
ike Mason, who, I remembered, was amon. 









Tlgltcd us lust fall. lie asked my husband ho 
much he would contribute toward tho ohure 
He replied, " Do away with secrecy in yo 
Ohurch and I will give as much as any otli 

' "Why, jnj brother," asked the itcvorei 
gentleman, » will not toe work for the Lord 






stituiiuuallythus ,„lerf,re in lime ofpea 



blood that is t-imununlly 



RCsroiM SIBIL 11 \ ill 1111 ; 



Most of our editora are ministers as 
(f not, they arc religious men, and 
religions organs. If tho preacher 



y word let him speak my word faithfully, foi 
hat is the chaff to the wheat, saith the Lord r* 
I ask these questions for imformatjon and be. 

'ter column in our religious papers, and find 



These crimes I allege, were commuted bj 
,0 fraternity. These were instigated by no 

mil, by no personnl animosity, by no pur- 
ose of robbery. They were the crimes of the 
raft, of which the guilty agents by whom they 

and; thai the fraternity had amply provided 

In these crimes, several hundreds of p 
ppear to have participated as priheipn 
cccssories before, or after tho fact. Tho 
res were taken not individually, but as results 






, that the call of a minister, hi- supporl 






vigorously stopped by I 






is a brtum fidmt'i . that tliort 
ily oxtftrng; in or confere'd- byt 



cidedly miied. But theconvii 



uim. rutifird. It is by no 



Ko« York, May 27. 
ch to the TribuM, dated Atlani 



iba lafavorablo'to the 






icd to join thp Ms 



II. W. lUWI.KK. 






can .livnlg-d these secrets, and his U 
aeiiei.l -■nmiiro-.tary upon the penalty 



s the same— and then it is mere 
taking of tho name of God in v. 
propotion to the disgusting solcm 









;rtain sound." If a correspondent ] 
ibject before the minds of our reglig 



tivity. It is equally 



the pulpit, on the plal 






influence of this wide-spread distribution 
Spain bids fair to work the regeneration of I 






'ocaticn of the niiiuo of God to a Chris 

■qunlly abhorent to tho mild spirit of 
antty, and to the spirit of equal liber 
nflietion of them is expressly prohibili 



His reply was— "It used 



ion bond Of humanity" mighl 



iclesiastloa] body, connected with the R 

lassls sent an overture on Masonry to tt 
encral Synod of our bodv, then assembled i 
udson, N. Y. This overture was suppressed t 



J he appoii) t.-d Masons as the I, 



after a shameful attempt to kcap 
'., a motion was passed jost who 



hen 1 



lands ol 



.ssed was as follows, (See Min 
; ar, p. ,61.) on the subject o 

Tho Claasls of Holland presents an extended 

. enjoin on the pastors and consistories under 

aaonry. They also request the General Syn- 
1 to delivor a, distinct utterance of its diaap- 
-obation of tho connection of tho Lord's poo- 
le with tho order of Freo Masons, In order 
iflt tho moral power of our whole Reformed 

The Class* of Wisconsin, sent up an over- 



II evil. It is not " gold", hut tho lor 
Ich causes this evil. This root baa it 
is. Tho love of money has never ac 

This abominable roof, springs fron 



deepest dye. It makes a man a sla 



■pted and adopted, I called for 



l Mason had the imp 



efully kept from the knowledge of tl 
cure 1 l.r-liove, wilfulh . (but Ibis, of ./our* 



rougbt before ihc Synod of the Refer 



of the Synod. ThU Committee reported 
week, but their report was referred l.ac 
the Committee will, (he instruction lo i 



s professed lovers a 



•rill, uudoubtedly, he continued, and the h 
iry of our Church in regard to Masonry h 

[We refer Brfl. Van de Movlen for answer 

io CvsoscaE generally.— Be] 

JACOB VAN DkMEVLEN. 
Holland, Michigan, April 28, 1689. 






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B. HlCXIUMi'S LIST HWIK. I 

i the Snturaar before his death.) mdu< 



tliem nil," said a soldier whose l>u=i 



ceived inducements by Mtisnns or Odd Fellow 
their socletv,'niid I doubt not thnt thoi 
,T otberaciii my the same thing-. 
n-i^hr-r ..i" Miu-.nii- cunnin- is : t inir lU m-c 



. SEDGWICK'S IjEXTEUS-- 



screen the guilty; to make ....worth 

..-liT I-, ftml ToIIt iitK>v L - purity. «„rt 

e greatness. Miller agreed with Wm 

tnken one degree .u,d wa.- ,ii--,^t.. 



When he went homo from A. kloy'-,' 
wing clean) n-hich he hod not returned. When 



readily coufessod judg- 
son asked him if £c 
cbt and release him, fat 



n helping, who got into the coach. Mti 



■ard, aud they hid supper. Gillis was a ma 
strata and brother to Jatuca Gillis, who kept 
.e«r thorn; also Luwsou und John Whitney, 
hey --tupped again at Rochester and wat* 
Those who rode with Morgan quieted him by 



■atb ho would prefer " He said, " The c 



On the lfitb one came from Lewlslon ivh 
ng two others came. Morgan begged fo 
Lhat pleased him very much. He twico begge. 
promised him that also , tUey fulfilli'.l neitbe 



where he will puldi^h no more bopU." Next 
dr,y he mw tfie man Adorns, who had charge of 



to do so, suspecting that they Were noon 
murder Morgan, In the m.. ruing Morgan 

would cicito suspicion, and righted tbinga. 

ceived a letter from a Master of a lodgo West 

secrets of Masoiry, andsollciting advice, To. 
author of the loiter was inquired of in sai. 
lodge. He said soicc time after this Morgai 



the child hears ver 
Wo would like to ki 
relationsliip. 



,w absolutely that then 
II this, hut we know tha 
trong family likeness, nni 



.tbjtl 



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s pi'iuliArlT Masonic. Tbo dem< 

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NUMBER 23. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



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Prtiidmt— ProU J. C. Webster, of Whoalon 

VUt PraidenU— Rev. Joseph Travers, Ilk; 
'resident Falrcblld, Ohio; Prof. D. J. Fowler 
Hon.; Rev. A. M. Milligan, Pa.; Rot. W. 
Icphnrt, Iowa; Rot. D. E. Mtion, Wis; Ly 



Committee— Rev. Milton Wright. 
o Carpenter, Illinois ; J. M. Chap 
>ls; J. Blanchard, Illinois; E. A. 



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I "What do thceo feeble Jews 1 Will they foi 
Itlfy themselves: Will tbey sacrafico i Wil 
■ they make an end in a day ? Will they rcvivi 
I the stones out of the heaps of tho rubbish wbich 






We believe the Tribune, Rtj.Mv-m '.ml 









l,ee away nnd pluck 
(Pa. LIIM, 0.) 



]. E le Chicago divine participates in the mnv< 
ent, nor la there a ctorgyman of any note i 
llowsbip therewith." 

Dr. Haven was one of the Executive Con 
ittoo ofthe Association. Rev. Mr. Roy presn 
d the first important testimony that was rea 

id Root, wcro members, and others of no men 
■ putc were In attendance, whom we will n t 
ime now, bnt whoso record in this cause w 
>ubt not, will bo like that of Nichodemus c 









foods, Moses Stewart, J. 



ion, as to the character of 1 
'its clandestine progeny, the 

ny, be shriveled Into nobodic 

f the United Stales, but hav 



ic Pott, that professes n. 

an for Masons or Masonry 
of Senator Pomeroy'sown 






natty," that a Morgan murderer would no 



hus reviled, ore the messengers of th< 
respectability and piety of Chicago 



wbich hitherto have; 



ugdom hi il..it before yon/ 



irdcd themselves as the 
ie rcspoctlbility and holi 
"" irlotagointo 



:o my last rrp,.r( to the readers of the 

ig from Thilo Carponlcr, Esq., $500: 
A. D. Reed, Esq., $100; from Baird A 
Bradley, $100, iu Cl.ici.go. From J. Marks, 
$20; and from E. J. Holmes, $100, in DuPage 
ty, on former subscription Also from the 
; Deacon Judson, of Ddavan, Wisconsin, 
$100, and from Rev. I,. Foster, of Blue Island, 
complete the payment of $1,000 to the 
ling, S2S0; from H B. Hills, E B q., $J0, 
from Rev. H. G. McArthur, $10 • in all re- 
ed in cash bymyseirasabovo$l,l«0. This 






Myers shed a hely influence on all aroam 
ind Rev. L Foster, also a montber of on 
Convention, has lately given $1,000 to lb 

building, as I have eaid, to to cost fror 



«sn,iX"\ f 100,000, and when. 
>o as if Bunker Hill monurr, 
olid shaft of stono, was fillet 
Ircds of people praying dail 
,0d testifying for Christ nf 



CI.A.Vi.'HAKD. 






>e twenty years in which Webster was abroa. 
.udying the languages or Europe. But thougl 
r. Walker, a*;Wcb»ter does, places Sin-o*«r 

Is this frank remark: " Contrary to Mi 



.ngungo, let us all say Ct-nosoks, which Walk 
r torsely defines, " Tha »tar near &» Nortl. 
Poll, ty w/iieA *tUor* tteer." The CmusiL*,'. 






9 (falsely) assure their 









apolitical party lltaui, 






les, an* he (the devil) would nob have ft u rSp o r iod th: 

;ioular as to tho rittt, if only they wi 

I given and commandod by tho God »"> f»«V" 

driven him from heaven. 

s political party cannot dislodgt 



rellglot 



I falio 



I by tho anti-Masonic party ivhioh sprung 



imeof Josus Christ, and in JTa name protKul 
tm\ And while we are doing this, politic 



objecting, will coruinly lead to « 

of Illinois, which will make it difficult to 
1 forming parties in our Ohurohos, whit 

; I. If it is proper to ask a brother hi 



hurehea who would not onduro it or you, 
ou should, by your eiamplo in your pulpit 

Now if you attempt to compel ns to folio 



LET US HAVE PEACE. 



Christianity is aa fal: 



nglor. City, of porson 

.0*. supported hj 



lis clam of poopli 

itt the old country to oscapo thfftyi 
rowned heads, in published in Now York, called 
tho ImjxrMUi. Southern papers 
lose which ardently supported Lli 









to our mipda sufficient cvldt 

jmbers of the Eewiston Oon 



y saying, "They oiecutud the ponaliy of b 
Uy next will bo on tho origin ofanti-Masoi 



tno truo grip of tho 






l»y nodding his head. 



md us with indiA 



ne. .ndwlthowilaaccomplishme.it 
Adopt, d religion will not progress 



', and is guilty of tbo anrao nlTyu 












Jew York, and I 1 



of the joung.s taken out of>. 

, of all secret religious order* 
.inuance of the eight hundred 






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THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JUNE 29, 186. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



OVn ANNITEH-SAIIV. 

Between ono hundred and thirty and one 
hundred and forty delegates representing nine 
teen different Christian denominations, met in 

tionsof Christians opposed to secret societies.' 
The meetings were held in Forwell Hall build, 
ing Chicago, from evening Juno 8th, to 10th. 



cn.TMsr.oN.lii., 



The members came together evidently filled 
with the spirit of prayer, nud the Holy Ghost, 

Our good President, Bishop David Edwards, 
for the first time in his life, reed an address 

end concise. Ho told us that wo were a 
ChtUtim convention, nnd what the name im- 
ported. He said those churches of Christ 
which were involved in the meshes of the dark 
orders, were to be filial, not reproached and 
denounced, and his words were the keynote 
of the meetings of the body. His address with 
that of B«v. W. G. Kbphabt (N. S, Presby- 
irrion.) wilt be published in the Minutes. 
Bishop EdwardsXdeelining re-election, Philo 

plsoe. Mr. Carpenter held tho choir for a 
time, but other duties connected with tho meet- 



lodge. It showed that their openly a 



honest and upright, what favors do I wc 
secret order of men, especially fa v< 
ire to be drawn from them, not by i 



I do, t 



lit Stand up and address a Court and Jul 
o are forsworn against him, by tho eccr 

ecutor belongs? How can he help seeing th 
a of these things is to sink our Oou 
i into deserved popular contempt, win 



"They return at evening, they niako a 






ed rout. Yet these papers, by thoi 
ridicule, brow-heat, trnvesti-d, car 



pen pl.ced lli.m 


,t Srst, 


nt « nbo 


t thirty." 


iiTi.l, before I 


o ■' respectable C 


.is.goj 


clergyme 


"1ZZ 


dred new 
pledged by 








got cut of 




m/ Indeed the 


OWCBt 


juffoonrv 


and fun 


If without 


ere their chief or 


olome 


ts. 




with, we ha 






.. Tho 






•d .en.e eneeghto 


seeth 


I the me 


engaged 


NKUllllS l.ofo 












minded, capable, Bishop Edw 



diy, this sumo Iirj.,J,n^u, m. 
tt, in undertaking to "block- 

love and trust them, the opt 
Hotting, tike that of the demon 
ill bo found quivering in th 






t shcltei 



iws.ond by obedience to Uicir precepts, u 
nly to bo secured by membership in secret 
,nd, of course, irresponsible orders la om 



,wha 



who hai 



shall a 









i know as welt as I do, that the ' 
principle aad nature of these secret orden 



ineJ jtliiluiiLliorphy, andtht 






this dm —near enough to begin to renew 
riptions. If you propose to stand by 



tth bound order, and published il 

u-dj, stables, ic. Ther. 
ordinate or town C 
8. Tho National Grange 
alio governmoit of a Mas 

There arc four degrees confered in the 
ordinate Granges. 
1. The laborer and maid's degree. 

There is one dogrco confered in the ! 
range called "Pomona," after tho hei 

his Grange is composed solely ofMaste 

range is composed of Masters and ex-Ma 
f State Granges and a representative of tho 
ubordinate Granges of the Diet, of Columbia. 
They have ono degree called ". Flora," after the 
heathen goddess of flowers, iniproperly_lrnnsIat 
cd charity; for the goddess was a eommor 



entitled «t-e#eib to a seventh degro 
"Ceres," Jaftor the heathen goddc 
est, erroneously translated faith. 






ledenble expulsion and eternal disgroco inth 
resence ol " Our Heavenly Father," tbatjthey 
will rlucrfully oliey all nnlrrs issued by tho 

ater the Grange may be surely brought ui 



■oice in the business of the Grange when an 
.thee dollar admits him to the whole, and 

loilnr and tho last knot of tho noose is fastened 
ipouhim. 
Now consider that the Master of tho Nation 



tho assent of two thirds of this body no law cm 
bo enacted or repealed; that "no plan o 
work shall be adopted by Scate or Subordinati 

cciving the sanction of the National Grange ;' 

Grange shall bo used io all Snbordinat. 

Grangcs/'aud "all law, of Subordinate Grange, 

opted by the National Grflogo, and that all tin 

nation of knowledge ;" and we hove apian foi 
never excelled in connection with the leas 






■Ursula of the u R e of sixteen years (female) B.m 

eighteen (male) duly proposed, elected am 

iplying with the ruled and regulations of th 






rejected the money will be refunded, 
brat a subsequent meeting. One vote 



■ubordinate Graj.no shall be five dollars for th 
iur degrees; for females two. The maximur 



Art, 7— Tho minimum of regular monthly 

ich Grange may otherwiso regulate Its 
.vn due3. It is further provided that oi 

tato Grauge. This again is divided between 
ie State Grange and tho National, the latter 

lale receiving a degree, leaving for tho State 

range 16c and 7c. 

Then of the monthly dues amounting to §1.20 



National Grange $150,000. At a modem 
imatc, degree fees would hove yielded $601 
.Vith on annual revenue of 8200,000 wh 

iligiblo to tho Masonic Lodgo. For though 

eluding the wives and the minor sons 
ghtcrs they would gather more from mos 
ilics than the Masons or Odd Fellows 

ltd have for the State Granges $t,4S0, 
reo fees, with annual income §300,000 from 
dues; and for the Town Granges -?r.,5( 



■caching the si/.c upon which .ou 
jade, then tho whole amount of r 
have more than equaled the sun 
■ue already calculated. So th 






wit: Tho Master, tho Lecturer, the Overseer 
tho Steward, tho Assistant Steward, the Chap 
lain, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Gat 
Keeper of the National Grange, and also th 

high feast of Pomona in each year aftor th. 
annual ingatherings of tho husbandmen an. 



brary, the workshop, the open court, the 
irm, tho church. No, these Grange* will c 
niimritoj.ist about ;n much knowledge of a; 
culture as Masonic lodges do of architect". 

lards of agriculture, open alike to all, as Is 

e air and tho light The General G. 

ent and the States are founding colleges and 

o art of all arts, and in tho uso of theso faei 



isfitutions : Clubs for discussion, and fail 
ir exhibitions and comparison of product! 
ecrctary KoUey Intimates ore getting etoh 
ko the old sickle, tbwy oro behind the og. 
ad must givo place to something that can n< 

lysterioua and concentrated despotism. He 

nd place of State agricultural societies f 
urpose, no doubt, of eontroling and eventually 



ercmri nies, mill to thosa wilPbe added pn 

muse, and in the end the revival of the al 
iblo mysteries o( aulequity which were I 
aed in grottoes and deep valleys and the r. 



portions as will disposo them "cheerfully to 
obey all orders" of the nine. These Lords ol 

nine in their several States, not only control 



the Sublime Porte. The i 



r help themselves, or, in many cases, even di 

anual dues from members "shall be used foi 
jo dissemination of knowledge." But who 



Its c 



rards, i 



ry? Who goes to on Odd Fellow's lodg 
ny other secret lodge to learn any oi 



:i ihc«..ii.i .i 



During our first year our (.pent ion; 
eatly emborrassed for want of means -to do 
ilh. All who wrought in the cause did 
atuitously, or very nearly so, excepting o: 
the printers and publisher, who wera omployod 



of i>e 



hied to raise $10,000 to bo employed uud 
ie direction of tho Eiocullvo Committoe, 
LTtlicranco ot the cause. Sevouty-oight in 
iduals pledged one-fifth or the amount at 

.ensure with equal zeal and liberality will ro. 
lie the wholo amount. Tho smallest en 
pledged wa3 ffl, tho largest fl, 000. Havo i 

ght ? Wo would like a few moro ono the 
1 dollar or five hundred dollar plodgi 

our main reliance is upon tho smaller on< 

nal Association, ten dollars a mcnibe 

Now, friends, send in your contribn 

hid fund as the Lord has prosper 

iptayou to do willing 



peot the $10,000 will be raised this year and 
nsed in such a manner that the amount wi 
doubled and trebblcd annually until tho hid 
; places of darkness shall bo so illuminate. 

an the wicked will forsake them and the! 
old king terror struck by the light of God, wil 
alee to flight and plunging into the bottomless 
byss, no more to deceive tho notions by locro 



I struck as they gloat on th 



Masters and Grand and Worthy Muster* 

heir "orders" from Washington, and seni 
:heir Lecturers and, the lords of the lodge will 
■ule, not only the lodges and Granges, h 

Then they have a secret symbolized ritual 
lesigned as Secretary Kelly saye in a 
•ular issued from tho National Grange, Wi 
ngtou, D. C, Sept, 18C8, " designed to charm 

■itual but such as tho magnates of, tho order in 
■oimcil with Masons of tho SSrd degree, and 
eading Odd Follows hove formed. Your only 

?rom the general adoption of tho names of 
heathen gods and goddesses as well as their 

hytrid mixture of pagan, infidel and Christian 
orship, Christian only in an unwarranted uso of 

lot sentiments. This is doing just what 
rophetMosos foresaw would bo done, and wl: 
od direite.l him to forbid In Israel under r 

(raining an unchristian worship and " putting 
crct place," and this is dono as Secret* 
Kclley says among other things for " security 
No doubt it is such an unchristian thing as mu 
he protection of secrecy to live nt all 



tbr » 



I, Obri 



ound to stand aloof from it, oven as they 
■ould from entering tho adytum of a heathen 
temple and prostrating themselves before the 

requires Its members to worship accordiog 
it, adopts thereby a religion. If in that 
lal Christ is uot worshiped, the USO of such 
10I in worship is a denial of Christ and a re- 
jection of Christianity. An intelligent Christ- 
n who has wisely considercd^this point would 

scussion and yet demands the adoption of an 
iknown ritual, made ready at his hand by the 

It his soul to the devil upon the strength of a 
■omiso that nothing shall bo required of him 
it tho perfection of virtue and holiness. 
With the braxen assurance, that Is the usual 
loraoteristic of imposture, Secretary Kelloy 



many advantages to its m 
enough. "Ye shall 

them as coin from'the an 



• Tho 









Tin. I th* rf.id-r*..f lb.- * 






oeial opinions? Certainly not Tho busine 
if reconstructing things ha? opened a vei 
fide field— developed a pretty extensivo 'mi 
ion.' Shall tho loborers in that field, ond the 

tiginatized by their colaborcrs in another 

The Republican says that the Tribune d 
tot dare defend scoundrels, and thereby i 
nates that it would if it dared, while an edi 
.f the Tribune says that an editorial of 
fyublican for Juno 10th, " contains statemc 
rtiich arc grossly erroneous, entirely misrej 

falsify the purposes and endeavors of tho \ 
• Committee." Tho Republican says 



ns" in return, by tho Timet. 
If these gentlemen all loll the truth ol 
other, they oro all liars; if they all tell f 



Masonry has resuscitated and greatly extern 
d itself by encouraging and helping on th 
jiner secret orders, especially those of Od 

or Mosonry what tho jaokall is said to do for the 

[usbandry. If the Granges nourish and 1 

rith them at headquarters, whereby they c 
ricld all their political forco in concert wi 
II the orders. And Masonry will have t 

short-lived, many of their members will acqu 

odi of organized secrecy that they will finally 
ring up in tho Masonic lodgo or the Cyclo] 
;ns, perhaps in both. " If sinners entice th. 
insent thou not. If they say Let us all ho' 



WHY AM I OPPOSED TO BUSON]^ 

I am opposed to Masonry because ! 
pposed to Christianity. One of tho 
dencos that it is opposed to Chriitinniti *„ 

n Chrii 
1th tho old symbols of t!i 
ion, and substituted plal 
cepts in their place, which ho who run 
ad and understand. And oven tho symbol, 



rhoy are generally manufactured by i 
lavo no significant except suoh ns nv 
:o glvo thorn. They consist of the sq 



,lgn., symbols and myths. The practice^ 



.e, and so does the jugglory of Masonry 

ii. i, ,1c, I i'nllint.'rs. M (Willi ry is a means i 









or in tho columns of a newspaper, canvtt 



ho is fri 


ndly to him, wh 




enmity an 


ng a dislike for a 


rough 




d temptations to 


its ui 






rmbols which Masons wot 
it effect of Christianity up 






of Christianity, and I 
do we And In the New 



n them in this respect a.s Un-."' 



i tho 8Hd round, oi 



malty prescribed by the laws of i 
themselves. 



oup of in6dcls, Jews, and idol.Uer^. TV' 



» Which 

Ml than tho tempi 









, go' u l 



urpose of imposing «£ 

b ^;:::iTn^fIr a a o M wi,v.^ 



thorofore, I am oppose 



I-UASOX, 88D I 



.go, July Blh, nt two o'clock, p.m. Th 
dance of every member is earnestly eolfc 

J. BLAXCHARP.CUirra.in. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, JUNE 29, 1869. 



iratinn, "Hint tho rMUrAliTTf 
n»— that is. r..r U- whole i 
true! -It was a Jowls i- . 



i tie Sabbath." Ad. 



it js added—" That ( 

etly religious one, especially 

dogma ol a part only 



History of Masonry, by President J. II 
n.r.1, (Ci-Hoauni Tract, No. 1.) in low published 
_al8page tract, nt $12 per 1,000, or $1. 



o propit 



.-all.. 



..,1.1... 



.It the friend- or the institution, far and nea 
rho ploase to come wilt bo welcome, and it 
.oped will find aiuple room, Como and 3. 
ri.at wo ere attempting and. by the eieroil 
.f the graduating class what we are nccomplis 



limBolf reported candidly i 



in. .1 hHiimuic.it, whicha 



one star, in tho constellation of the Cvno 
in. It must be defended here. Let tha 

Yours for tho truth, 

L. FOSTER. 



- Mv 



unburn, I!. O.f, Robt, Del 



John II. Blab, David Kcister, John did- 



lie modal will bo made 
fanflopstin, or io har< 
in it. IsuggeafFre. 






I ;.--^,olo S y, 
tie; il.at the 



nbjh 



E. J. CHALFANT. 
PoesMafonic tradition state whotlioi 
Solomon made " snoots " at r, ur anti 



) 

'■ How much more shall the Mood of Chi 

o through the eternal spirit offered him 

tho.it spot to Cod, purge your conscieu 

from dead works to servo tho living God. 



«lnitai*go5l, 

IhoOavlplT. 



5 bo pointed out. It is only Ma,.mr 

ould have the ignorant effroutory to 

at the book says that " geometry ia tbe 
created." And this Free Masonry, io 



iug the /W with the d.lii 



Prindle, S. C. Fccn 



r^S. Hickman, $l..',.i . Gilbert Newman, 
Bushey, Wm Gamut, J, D. Bancroft, I. 
Stern*, LeviGoss. L H. Lliehop. C. Binnchard. 



McVU 



I. M ■■ 






f..Uc.win K were elected officers of the 

-».-r.I. M..r C an, J'mlJenl , H Uubb.ird. 

'.■i./m(. ];. T . Cr...-s Ste>-?r>n,'.nti i,--u- 

.'.ites " >rn appointed Io tbe National 
R. WINSOR, Secretary /re (em. 



3- McNab and D. II. Rogers, $i 

M. S. Drnry, $CTG; B. D. Nichols, S0.80; M. 
S. Dniry, ?7 ; Abijiih Mn^v, S10 ; II. Ilnrrinon, 
419; CaptW. Wilson, 828. 

llev. Moses Thutchs, Rev. A. Wait, W. D. 
abUt! L. M Curtis, Mrs. Stoddard, Rev. J. 
ravi*, Rev. Bookivaltcr, Dr. J. T. Cooper, 
tWi ' r,|EM0h. 

Orin Crwill., Ezra A. Cook, G. E. Judson, 
Uranus Twne, D. H. Rogers, H. A. Fischer, 
osus Pottir.gill, Rev. H. W. Coff, and St. R. 
ritton, $10 each. 

Ridean.Sl; Rev. John C. King, £26; Capt. 
Hlson, *50 ; George Delrich, ?2S ; II. L. 
ellogg, $1. 

T. S. Jack way, Rev. John S. Spear, Rev. J. 
livnKitt, G. V7. Needles, John Tumoauro, A. 






Dr. Deitor s=ii'g: Thos 



ii'y grind iii-ilive^ and il luir sj drit. He 
in tho preface that he does nol 



vil, by giving to the publ 
i.dcrstand its true cbara. 

fiuona do; because he de./res to induce t 
icn who have not joined the order lo lool 
>ro they leap ; because, ho wishes to do 



Ikvku,,- 



memberi of the o 



.ngeable, and partly f 



re false, and its vaunted benovoleuco u 
nd closes by an urgent plea against 



MDry fully proves that ollgar 



infom 



desires only to do good. 












tally sway the desthih .... „r i 



-vc ■.'■arefulij tbe m,„!,u o,w„h of on, 
■ „L p 01 'Lical 01 ^.n./Uion, and what thej 
...-tain L,. discos r ls ,llL ' ahiiri-n.mterpur 



I ong the swift ui. dercnir. 
it prominent polit/"' 1 " 1 '' '' 



ign State, professionally republican in 
States arc similarly outraged. Cliques 

that corrupts and distorts not only 

E. H. HARVEY. 



Masons (their work oo that spiritual tomph 

of a Masonic officer. "Admitted I 
ler nt Heaven's gnto !" my soul, con 

, L „, i,.U. their secret; mil,, their u-.-i 



The attempt lo adapt Masonry to modern so 
iotv, is about as absurd, as It would bo to roc 
ncile Paganism with Christianity. It i, 
rhollv unsuited for honest , fair minded men ii 

Christian republic It is nothing but a bo 
rot collusion, which every noble spirit wouh 

'holly at variance with republican institutions 

gother in secret, and plot the overthrow of th 
despot; but what despot is there in a repnhli 
o bo overthrown? Who rules in a ropubll 
ut the people ? And is it against tho peopl. 
hat secret societies collude f Wo think thai 
hey do. Tho only despotism that wo l.nvo Inn 



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The old conflict must be fought over again. 
Bills have been introduced into Congress and 
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every point of the compass we hear of the 
angry mobs preventing the discussion of the 
Catholic Church. If we are loyal sons we c; 
not be indifferent to the efforts of our "b 
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red with them all their guilty course oj 



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nd communion, are they not guilty of encoui 
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Ian; the field is the 
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from every brother thiit walkoth disorderly, 
and not after the tradition he received 
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Churchc3 I Our Savior had a few things againi 
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The Christian Cynosure. 


from" tie' p!r 0^ Mu^WriZttQ 


t^Z^^tZl^a-ZZ 




make:3m E ont;?7:? u ^ 


A Wlblal .p,ecn"tC U mm".' aot art nor f.ar , 


:TZ'z"JZ^^:z:::rz 


c »«i^ K "^f^Ji i i l ! i ir Ki "< ;|,r 


Professor of Theology in one of tho Seminaries 


\.:;.:.:V'::;;;;:i:,' l ,;r 


orioV 9 b<feir^?o« 


people! but rathor'your fining, s |y, oUnDlng 


I h,',,.T»m m?toTh™d*.^l'.a".7m.ko"ni, 


sic play when it goes by Churches; it will only 




been elected to the editorial chair of the 










Tho way to honor the dead Is to follow their 


When the Grand Commander, successor and 


Qbralian Td»topt, their denominational or C ar,. 


, ', ',,', .,,,',' ... .".' '[ ,' '.'[. ',,' r ~\..y' 


lodge. Dr. Aydelotte, tho great Biblical sehol- 


or fellows, and he styles these qualities " black 


I w.ll add ns in keeping with the forcgnine 


eiamplo, and not get up idle mockeries ovor 


cprcscntativoofHuehD.Pa E «nisaud Geoffrey, 


published iu Dayton, Ohio. That paper has. 


Mr. Adams seems to bave l.,IJ nl ,h Fronaii 




America's apostle of education, distinguished 


an eitroct from . speech of one or America's 
most talented and nnounod statesmen, delivered 


man knoweth where Mo<os was buried, and as 








also as an earnest advocate of moral reform— 






i Knight Templar, Knight of Malta, of the 


en Christian journals, against the threatening 


that wicked oath, are not l.mJti.g ; ll.nt the j.n 


•1 


Horace Maun— said while President of Antineh 


"Secrctsooieiies, sir 1 noforc I would place 


or the Savior, wo all know that they aro worso 








''.". 'y K ^z f j^^rz 


College (on thia same point treated by tho 




than Idle ; they aro tho soandal and tho re- 


MU ts him with a sword and says, " This sword 


ale Professor will be the boat kind of an in 




classic Cicero) : " In all ages openness, frank 






W il| bo endowed with three- most excel Ion l 


^.tn^e^ ^ T;.C.^^v l ■.''i , ''''' , ' ' ' i 


Rond. why not stole thorn ; if had, they ought 


ntss, nrtlea^ness, sincerity, candor, or by wbat- 


combination with them for .n, object, pcr.on.l 


in road this article, will doubtless wonder why 


iTt'J*li«4» l ^»Mtt"M^sd«S 


n respect to this important rc^m.'th. Mm- 




"■'■ 1- IBroreUaald: " AJ1 secret ao- 


S 8 eorT^Is°uiVo h8 o^ ol *5J* 


.lysod. .nd that 1 o„eh, h.-cn U .„.,„, „f "ear m„< ; tho childish Intorcst on tho part of 






















from his fellow men have heen regarded with a 






ivorks aro in tho dark. We, of tho Cvnosobe, 












xtend to you, Jlro. Wright, a hearty welcome 










ng tlma assured wo should persevere with the 




Herodias, and thus escaped the niurde'r ol u 


..ntlia, are peculiarly at war w,lh the genius of 


of qualities bave been the theme of praise, the 




Uiaoooa ; evfry ropelUloo T of it atrenlUeni 






gteater than a prophet • A profane ..at',, o 










uuducd our enemies, we should confer them 


access. When our friends havo read .bis 


ZctionoVood tolts'^l'Iy. Vis' iTcM. 


try P h.i tnero\ve> appeared 1 " ZZ'Z Zo- 


"Why," says he "do all languages ascribe 
an open countenance to a bravo and high souled 


iogt No. sirl • • • My l.fo has been 
spent iu breaking tho booda ol slavery of other 


r;riho°puo>ie TZt^ "-hen" those 












men. I thereforo know too well the danger olljuggiery— when bke ogres, or like Jo'hnsnn'snd 














n Masonry. Utica Edition, 1829, page 105.) 


PROF. ill. WRIGHT'S ABOtmlBNT 




Dsoicl Wobbler said: " All secret associa- 


Mr Mann Turther says- "The same universal 


myself a willing slave." 


r..w ... unh.llo-ed deu.oiMtrulioQ a.U.'l.t tbo 




AGAINST SECRET SOCIETIES. 


rzn^raUidc^bui'rirarfr 


tions, the members of which take on them- 
selves extraordinary obligation, and arc bound 


"El**? • ilTrTlVra flEdT*! ^ "^ 








DHOItlTIOJ „„ 


law a!!d t'l.e obJrvancea 1 IiVlbo Voly'Vitc. "r 




I propose to treat the subject of secret eoci- 






eat; having a window in his bu.o'm through 
.vhich we can read his>art ; with no la by- 






attach to them. A ...W leach justice, forti- 


itTcud any one unnecessarily. I owe no malice 


wrtiktwrwu?*." io add 8,n lo '"' und ,u " 


dally unfavorable to harmony and mutual con- 


The unsuspecting ease with which a free peo- 


s^J^^SF^^li^ 




« grudge to any institution; but do owe alle- 


Dr. Paley, the great moral philosopher, savs . 


fidence among men living together under popu- 






pais, a level and mallet, can teach morals and 


,iance to truth and to the fountain of truth, 
ions concerning those institutions, which, in 


' Promises are not biding when the perforin- 
ince is unlawful. There arc two cages or this j 


eral cause of civil liberty and good govern- 


feil, buried in disguise, deceptive 'only half 


^^taJwuhtir^^:,: 


OS T1IK SQCABR. 












by law. 














I forbear quotations from Lord Russell or sir 






ronx. Pa., Juno, 13, 180D. 




Secret societies in general, however much 


in known In the making of tho promise. When 


Robert Peel, and a number of others, lest I 


sTl'ouid brute*' imLlTmeu ' us 'in E^n'Tt'iuie 


in running into novellio., he who encourages 


RiT. I. R. lUnT— Dior Sir: Aa you aro per- 




















certain Mipp-sition, and that promise turns 


I will iutrodueo next Mr. McKey, author of a 






radieal .tronghold of [ho Slate, being what was 


.'ft wholly to those same darkled imaginations 


"'wfelrirT whrktilt! 'vT m^ti- republican 


out to bo false, tho promise Is not binding." I 


Masonic dictionary of high authority among 
Masons. On page 183 of hid lexicon, ho says: 




sai'-'hatTf Tg'reat'mit'on'! Tu p^d'tTbl 'a 


once the district of Thaddeus Stevens. It can 






commit any sin either of commission or of 
















plelely despotic. While a Grand Lodge exists, 




tho graves of their dead with pretty flowers, 








Of the oaths, obligations, penalties, ami cer- 








nnd ia published in the city of Lancanter. Tho 


-an impart- and the man who calls upon idol 


jbU'in a multitude of obsequious apologists. 


emonies of the orders, I prefer to let others 


out examination by subordinate lodges." What 


deeds, while acquisitiveness conceads her plans 


.gainst aelfgovernment, while tbo o.hor par. 


following quotation is from tho local news of 




It is claimed that the revelations of David 




a splendid school to educate the legislators of 




.em supposed to bo martyrs and saints who 




gods, the woik of human hands, to show him 


Bernard and Avery Allyn, confirmed by Co! 








fell in its support. Was not the wa, m.nfully 


"Tho 'Columbia Cominandery r Knights 




Stone, William Wirt, Charles G. Fiuney, and 


blasphemous. 






settled by arms and civic management that it 




ante instruction from swords aud mallets, 


Aydelotte, and thousands of seeding Masons 


Mr. Samuel Doxtor, whoso ability Daniel 


a in n less degree common to the supremo 


And so of the reel; avarice, concupiscence, 




Of forty nr more. Under the command of ' Bull- 


rowels, and compute!, arc alike destitute ol 


l f H Utut d 1 ot ar having\ll U l7\he I ^t1 1 hund^ 


^ThTworW knows that «««• haw, "l"Z> 


't'riLim"! iririddress t0 ». ^l- 


IhesTcrTtso^ 


It w«. tbo rebel, who began this idle, senti. 


Ini^l^sS 


alike left 10 walk after the vain imagination. 


ncnts, and of every shade of character, exiBt 


windy titles. It is known their vanity prompts 


Iboa ■' tf" a Tw^thlwnBrmM^ain 


, ^^a£^J^'SS££Smu 


mental show ; and what credit is to he gained 


of hto own heart. 














The point of a sword teach mercy ! But the 


he contraband information not once bo di- 


blush lo wear. It is known that with all the. 


ihcy bad secured thrr,-f.,i.rtbs of all the elec' 


feilonies committed in secret? and forty-nine 


What precedent is there In the two hundred 


hope among other things they will decido 


Grand Commander can make it teach what he 








fifties of thero in the night ■ Was it before or 


and forty year, of Mow England cpcricnco for 




pleases. And herein lies the advantages ol 


BrSSSHS; 


wisdom, which, no doubt, greatly comfort, the 
•host of tho departed. Strange society th.. 


SstSSSsSEr' 


after eating tho apple that Adam and Evt 
live? Where do counterfeits ply their trade t 


thus far ha. laoght n. th.t nne funer.l ceremn- 


dead one, 1 shall be strongfy tempted to hold « 










Whore does licentiousness breed its pollutions ? 






»l instruction, and no determinate relation to 


of tbo truth; for oaths, obligations and penal 


virtue* in midnight darkness." ' 


.11)- such. wb«««* I meet him. I find many 


Do these seek daylight, the open street, the 


h.nds of music, nnd regiments of troops' with 


post office boxes with '■ Maaunic Murder" u..d 


moral or spiritual law, they can housed to in 




Prof Stuart, or Aadovcr College, expresses 


.ucl.. eenilemanly an<J caudi.l *e the high-toned 












himself as shocked with the blasphemous 


Southern statesman of a past age were. But 1 


men? No, they all belong as by the tie ol 




BUDimor ; but Free Masonry is much more umli- 




^^S^MiSH^SSi^^M, 


pccially in the higher degrees. AnrSOCO oath- 


ZTrlJ.l!7ilZZ,ri"^ Tpo'lo'?,.'.' to, 


natural affinity, to the order ol went wcisliw. 


old scruples of the p.sl do not prevent it, .nd 


Yours truly. 
















walk every one after ''the mputaow rfh» 


A a Grand Lodge-that of the State of Khod, 
I will introduce John Quincy Adams as a 


«>™^SSS^ 


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it seems to me that secret societies would not 


of trumpets and clash of cymbals, mingled will 




Morally, the square, the compass, t le in s, an 


ordson this subject. In a letter to Edward 


m.m, though it may be an influential one ; for 


beeon.e so eeonomie.l that »e can please Christ 




the soft, pretty sentiments and flowers, strewn 


EZRA A. COOK 




Livingston, dated May 1st, 1S33, Mr. Adam- 


no iniquity ever has existed without advocate. 


and his true followers, and Satan and his (ol- 




from the brains nnd lingers nf approving men ! 




nets. The deanite truths and laws revealed bj 




or adherents of otherwise good report. 




the practical every day virtues of life one of the 










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Calvin bad Serve tas burned . Uaasilo ,1 ■ ■ , 




guil, free from daplic.ty. But the eouseqenee 




Specimen Copies sent free. 


the Grand Commando, shows us the Knight 








of carrying a menagerie of secrets caged op in 








Dr.< Spring, Lord, and Ro-s, and Bishop A 
hurv, Andrews and Dascom ho.ved the knee to 






to be kept alive in the memories of admiring. 




Templars 1 idea of God's mercy, and is evidently 


by the officers of the Grand Lodge tBemaelves 


...and tor Church pur.ty I Secret aociely:advo- 


artful, evasive, not straightforward as we say, 


disinterested men by an a.na.l scattering ol 


N. 8. On Cluba of 1-2 the Postage is but 19 






American slavery I claim nothing f..r At 


















cause his ta.k ,s not merely to watch the sec- 


lf£pL.rlLif r .tidTnr.b.'ap".v,."ct 




the great rebellion slightly as they did. Thcj 


Mown., of the oaths, obligations, and penalties 


secret societies, though I could name a nobler 
and brighter array by far against secret socie- 
ties than its advocates can for them. I could 


they "ul'tsvo tTdiafe sUll'for tl,c"ppoTtL°» 


himself least he be caught watching them. 
Such a man's t.e.d is cat lilte." Again ho say, : 


BUSINESS NOTICES. 
All exchanges with the Ct.nosur.b must be 




as taken in the Lodges, Chapters, and Encamp 


point to the world renowned LamatHne. the 




■■Everybndy knows that the repressive weight 




sent to Wheaton, III. 


imcccss showed the ascendency of Masonry OS 


ncnts in Rhode Island, and it was given. Tb. 




past two years. It ha, became a wide spread, 


of the social atmosphere smothers ten thnusund 


redound more to the interests of living pollti- 


All communications intended for publication, 


the hidden power behind the throne. The) 














have illustrated the Masonic mercy taught in 


tdhcring Masonic authority, the oaths, oblig-v 


England; and io our w« country refer Jo 


.'he'n'l't'nVe'rt'hel'rned lb" r.l'.'r an 1 '..ut"t. top! 


read, to spring forth, full grown, armed and 




J. Blanchard, or to Rev. I. A. Hart, Wheaton, 


the dark conclave of the Uoly Order of St. John. 


lions and penalties, as taken and adminis 


8 M^atriotlo'nnd most rami d mamh ' ■'■■ 


pe-,nu- .t cITcctoally crushed. It could not have 


* * * * In a secret society a great portion 


excuse from mere ordinary delicacy, inalond of 


Remittances of money to the Ctnoburb: or 
















as the false always differs from the true. Ma- 


the Entered Apprentice to the Royal Master ' 


dent of that body and the first signer of Ihc 


... ■■.■■! ■■• IwUhal ch.ldr.u who have narsed 


»,I well remember" say. he, " what mvjecl- 




uioties, should be made to Ezra A. Cook, Esq.. 


sonic mercy says, when you have defeated your 




ncclarntion of Independence. Dan. el Web.tcr. 








"emy, i. «., have him in your power, count 


quiry of lasL winter, as having essentially eon 




, ',, "'.'■ '""Z'.!n'..Z vrtS "Tho" 'nl™ eiiLd"^ 


tojoin a Masonic lodge. • • « Wh.tm.de 


1°™"^ 


An, subscribe, failing bo get the Cv.osn.k, 


Mm an enemy no longer. God aluxiyt has his 


tributed. It has substantially settled the ques- 


itotcsioan 'l-.'dTar.l 'Everotll "alnc'.'i u'.o" 


..... ,. i f c„iio,.r Presidents; cited by 


iM.'.'.ud re^hJn'ieT.'d ol-mhe rship was nnt so 


he more properly termed dcucratiw day than 


ihTcauso' uHtT uon -deli 1er7. ^ 


mmitt iu his power, and yet be never forgives 






[■r. .1.1. ..t Ibtrhrork. of An.hcrct College shows. 








fur that reason, liis mercy respects law and 
















bling equivocation, and attempts to blast the 


medical philanthropisl in Ph,lad.-.pli,,t's darii 
























tice is propitiated and obedience guaranteed 
hy their repentance. Masonic mercy cares 
"fining for justice or the thorough eradication 
of crime. All it seeks is tho present security 
which rciultt from tho assertion of superior 


Avery Allyn, both seceding Knights Templars, 
to the luolfublo degrees in New York, Allyn at 


Gilobeook.' and Lyman IWel,er-tho lalter o. 
pit orator (when in bis prime). Gamaliel Baily. 


.o.l.l bs death to bberty to permanently sas- 
Jtmtir. p.ro.aneot one. any 


ateusil as it was the con.ideiation Im* aWo" / 
aeigbhora as I had met them before ! If I had 

m „/,. should I not b.vodonc .1 .1 the espouse 


England this arrangement has been disregard- 
ed ? If the grand ceremony is altered at all, 

tcralion to atop? Why not go still further; 


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left to plot new n hellions undisturbed and em- 


Sew HrV'M, jjw-jj^ l^J^Jf^ll 


.he great unti slavery ^"^^J"^^ 


■ utrodoco .nine weighty arguuioiiu ,uoted from 


tues from th. man, I In short, l £'gJ£- 


X?ta^^^3S^f I»-*ii». "! 


just enlarged. 


boldened by tho assurance that tho penally of 


the at R O 'yal Arch oath was, in many ledges in 


add la.t but not least. John Qu.oey Adams, the 


noble .0..C.1 


wblen, 'by'™ hr.cS^'ir'o.r.,mp.°tbi« '."^ 


,«,nies In the other to show undying remem- 


he cause in which the Ci.voscm is engaged, 


treason can never exceed the casualties of the 


Rhode Island administered wilhthe wordd 


mo=l profound scholar, a^.d ^"'^""jj' 1 ^*''^ 




portion of mankind leaves tho rest of them 


ber*. ' undisturbed by tho world's wicked 


H> work hard now for subscribers. 


coaflict it provokes. These cmbraco all the 


was so administered in the State of New York, 
had been testimony atorUd and moil rtltulmtly 


Cl!ST~iromVil d "ou"h C '°ir ua^i»ndhk 




vanities and pomp, pour out the ttTOpreftsI- 


whoso neighbors will trust with their money, is 
an authorized Aoent for the Cynosurx. 

WE PfUXTED n.tJflO EXTRA COPIES OF 


of the wk-Lad are crual. When the rasull of 


Of the author of tho " Light on Masonry,' 




'^L^Z'^a^l^^^ 


brilliant star, of tho pulpit: " Religion," said 
he, •' ia as open as the sky, and bright as the 


e£E£ '"'ernf r'n ^'itllZ which" 


X-ITUMKK lo KUR SAMI'LE. and w,ll supply 
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"'"•heTs'o T^Vhe tho* of HT'lmi 


ilr. Adams says *P"^jj£££ wiIm 


"n C e de tno da" "of Zh^n-hi. polUieal 




sen. A. a man, an American, end. Christian^ 


ias been paid to us io New York by thia Grand 
Army of the Republic, in their generous offer 


Campaign Documents. 


rebellion, shall have become matter, of history, 




iu honoring "the g^eat OkdMhT patriot 


society. {PrixcttoH Ra-ieu, U. Mag , May, 18B4.) 


Christianity too moch^ to approve of secret in- 


not to disturb the worship in the churches by 


icatiou*. headed OAMfAl'.X DOCl'll ENT.S. 


tbli truth will bavo a cotfirmatlon that will 


inlho BUtO of Now Tort' He we la man o 


Washington was virtually a withdrawn Ma- 


He says. " We should never do anything out ol 


"i wilUdd anTther".cntiment wbleh from my 


We intend to Loop Evirttiilso Rsludlk 


*"*o no doubter, u to the base quality of suck 


S, d " r ^- U To DA»td 1 Be 1 rntrd ,f0 erhapT murC 


son. I shall quote from some of these, nut 
for tho sake of their opinions as such, but b*.- 


l ^^riSI!T^£!lS^^!^iti 


Shildhond has sent a thrill of enthasisam through 


Churches, to prevent oven carriages from pass- 


SECRET ORDERS. 




rfoVrf Zonry°" tXZ^^lll 


argumonta are weighty— not to be rejected at 


merely for the sake of some advantage lo your- 
lelf, I think i*-and thero is nobody but knowb 


i*UI»Xy.»B?°" "'"""" "° 1 ""° IC 




< tg»rdiL K Morgan', death T _^j^. fi£i BSfc. 


Masonry, for sale « this office. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



lely and maliciously falsify in the 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JULY 13, 1869. 






USiv.lj proVcd, SUch JUStifUS 

M re.dily furnished from II, 

the Iremendonl ..tempt of tin 
on to nl>Lold Masonry from tb. 



pircd bj vrr.fh or malevolence m« nove 
■ right, argument nor good-Ill. o„ their 
,ey nalurnlly resort to vile epilbet. and 

by blackening tbcr.nuiotjonofibeiropjor.ents 
CbrTsiious poverty of argument ogrnvales the 

all by calling names— such as fanatical 



Jor/wineon, of Juno 10, and shall append a fe. 






fe P' Now Mr /i 
IVvi denial, of 01 



control of the Chti 



...rt- i Mm.-, rnin- th- stir.. 






Secretary Borie has resigned, and one ofib. 
?vcn, Geo. at. RobesonS, with which the It 

1 the vacancy. Wo hope the right one ha 



J 






prominently r 
tionsof a wrii 



TltACi M.CIE'UIS ASIt THE PBESS. 



;■:,■:>■■,< .1 






in o-rjgin as well as tending eventually 1 
1 of guile, planted by the father of deed 






ouliud? There .srtbunda. 



.■..ii.lj.il with lolly. Tin 






vo no botttt In GiU.ii'O'i 1.1..0. ll.i- 
pe.fcculor,* Wo wjufa ihcj vnc batf, I 
Haunt whom .bey denounces be.uhe.. ' 






rj Tract Society 
put in t 
; uUj and 



q,odl" Boston Conj 






emasculated by Mason, 
md west of this mighty K, 



coin men d tlio fuels 8 



ely on the Whip and bo od my guard eg! 






lestion, who shall I 



The Cuban insarg. 
Tho Quaker City )i 



ght man in tho right plm 
resident overlooks tho ini| 
ia appointees from men " 

-ample on the rings and ac. 



e |. .■ . hack only $*, 



. ihore-ponssbilityofi 



a dotkit 


51k±$ 


t:"\ 


be carli. 


V^'','2"T1'1 


,-.-. 


judRing 


that tboy are rlgbl 


S 


cd,,„or 


3$M 


;„•;": 



White men who fenr fair competition «i 
us black men, and would spitefully 

jo as they art, in this cundnct, lower than 



,gr.g.,.ioha,u,a. 


5SS2 


he adopted (with 


f.,1.1,, ir.ro do- clul.lr 1 M.e 


Zcdn^ontl: 


peal to then .0 do Ibis, arfrn 



mrch, providing lempurar 



dmllnr articles to this, (from the lloton CW 






Tbc daring i 


Pi 


tyo 


Ki 


dab an 


of King Uriah 


ep 


atcd 


— 


hron. 


The baptism 


at 


of 


tte 


Alpha 












John's Church 


s 


e"J 


"L 


kiTi. 


CTntooo Jbnvvw 



















r, foUoatd by the Doiolo-jy 



oeeu largely a re 
t only for aqua, 



and all, largely, by the 
Enghnd. 



mtury. During 
.umber of «ur i 



tlio daily pr«etK L -of Ch** 

;ed a child fear, though the '»»«** 
full of rods, seeing that not ono of ttaa l(1 
o without tho father's band. 



THE CHRI STIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, JULY, 13, 1869. 



SPECIAL SOT1CK. 

An adjourned meeting of the EiceutiTO Co 
„illec of the National Christian AsaoJali* 
rill be Held at SS U Salle street., on Wedn, 






ig for prajer, asking the 
by Rot. J. S. Spear, or 



Rev. I. A, Bart, of 111., ( 



:eptod and ordemi prim,-]. 



9 presented by hands without glovi 



rt.'»ln-t.;ri[ui G.nerjl Assembly of tbe D. 



B0oletic3 unworthy of 



ieh strenuously opposed ; 



domestic life; and 



nto Masonic lodges. 



,e way tlinmyli, prct^mlj ■ 



( OII'IIMI ATIONS. 






judgment of this Co., 



IUt. Mr. George uitd that tb.it 



reported, and ll.c report was < 


°^21 


Rev G W, KcpUrt, of Ohio 


a,.,™™ .r 


which bed bee,. ph,ced in the ba 




/W.rd— That we regard 5 
Um'tfot as alien from the spirit 




teprioipn.lfrumlaimr.anddDi; 





in fighting li-«ar< 
eator. College, 111. 



objections to Magonrj 



Rualvtd, 2.— That w 
Ltion of all ChriM.au 11 



»sk of our Christian 



ilelos 



Rev. Hoses Thatcher, a member of th( 
veutioo from III., a Conei 



, by v.,-. 
ionry. Q< 



horrid ontha"— declared Morgan's 



by from 100 tlnngora of the sin .i.t 
■age-life would lead and complicat 






i passed by the Reforms 



I. I.. BUCHWALTER. 



mplar's lodge to keep out 



preparatory department of the Masonic High 
School. The land is getting full of those little 

over by Masons. Whore will jou find a Good 
Templar's lodge not started, nor presided over, 
nor engineered by Masons? Such is usually 



aimed at Good Templars, 
r the resolutions specify by 
Society. They are ably 



oitly drawn by Rev. 



ither lodges, but we are all right." Now 



To atop itsresi 
op. So the Chri, 



place In which another finds it. Soy, 
Templars and Masons, and ,o,. will find 

ous have lodgca, and Good Templai 






good he was not so sure. Bo favored the reso- 
lutions, boeause they laid the aio at the root of 
tbe tree, lu our midst is a Upaa exhaling its 






ricsn Youug Men's Christian Associaiiu 



Mr. E. Cook— My dtar Sir: I fin 
offing in (he National Tmjmranct A 

wcietj in Spain, composed of ab 
Jhriatiana, meeting in secret places, 



Id be glor.fied." 



wlillj wisdom, rather than of Chri. 
;ioos may Deo or hide for temporary sa 
tut a permanent hiding U being a-ham 






Comino ofTHi Ga«TDAr.-"Butthe da. ]VTT~N"TT r PTr , a 

the Lord will come as a thief in the night ; -L.Y_L_L_0< *J X _FjO 

Aurora Christian 

CONVENTION-, 



Minutes of the 
National ChriHtian Convention, 

PITTSBURG, 



Tcrro Coupee prairie on a cold winter night, 
>s ao badly fro/en that he lost hfi reason 



irf(/«f.) prater. 








Mowt op it— There is 




ought never to be co. 


cut- That .bin 






grace. Let us novor 


it down satisfied 






LSBAHOH, Pa., 

Brethren in Chri 



WiRPABE. 












Christ— An-. ,/. C. RyU 






National Christian Association 

nirtll on receipt of price, ' 

Rev. I. A. HART, 
EZRA A. COOK, 



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NUMBER 25. 


The Christian Cynosure. 


X!«'™™Sa!orfl.p™ .n".™''..»i 


'^zz^z^xt^ir' '" 


ltm',g.,t,Xrc™,e7en°ted'h,°.p*j.°„ re , r „™. 


111" .Thecoma"!,™ or buliTrifn ^ 


togonistic.l iclatioii to the religion of Jcsu 


against secret societies, those mysteries of iu- 
iquity, which work against Christ, justice, and 
UTiivi-r.-i.il benevolence. 


WHAT HAVE TOU ACCOMPLISHED i 


EZRA A. COOK, PcDuaABtL 
vith No. 1 ton-new without delay. In order that they 


people" — to "the feelings and rights of the 
"as recognized by the law of the land," &e. 


Sown and aurpl.ccd with an owl. head.a.d 


AN EPISCOPALIAN', 
read the following recent renunciation of Ma- 


fully and impartially, boloro God, Investigate 
their connection with thia Gontila wor.blp, 1, 


0. That wo will do all we can lo extend the 

circulation ol the CnRisriA* CrNOSDal. 


,,, l ..,,c„h,.cw7b^.. k cd,hi,,ue,tio. 


Correspondence. 


Tho war is just began. Wo hear mutterlngs 
and spittings from tho tormented devils who 








inccringly spoken of the Cxhosubk. They 


|.. U ..ni-.v,,r..M phase he v V r T .- nf ,f U ll..wril 1 . nam!'. 
own, county and slate, a? plain as poiltblo, ana there: 


1 Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy!" 


The C/,ri.lion Xr inVrlomplainalhataMa. n 


ian brother well kuown to En. CvNosoiia. 


™roltmVe ,l7o"™^,,:n°^eXr.'f» 


It is ouough for us to know that wo are right 
and thank God we are spared of this. 


causing more to joiu these orders than their 


ame name In len'or llft-oii di'ilerent Sl'm-.- l.ui. He r- 




has broken hia oath by coming out and disolos- 


Editor Cvsosurk : 


ing Christians, but were led by self oiamiualioi. 




own publications, and quite a number of these 














firing us their subscriptions to the Otn-osurk. 


ig very few complaints. We thank all our Mends for 


wlTisthc logitLte ™f hiLn°teaX 


».w!£ib.S^^ 


my experience, as o'christlun, with Free Ma- 


To P r;,est.yappeal_to every loverof Christ, to 


Tonrs for lite end liberty. 






ng; ho is full of indignation— complains bit. 








JAMES MATUEWS. 


layers durlu* Ihe past jcar.-B. A. C. 


terly of our foreign population, and of the moral 




Iwolve vear*. and my reasons for leaving it- It 


o .' os'edTr.he " rcedoro'of co'ueT lenco 'f re loom 


Oarnctt, Kansas, June 24. 


^mo dou BOtnmMabH that when the anti- 


WHY IS IT 7 


devastation that is threatened, and says-" Im- 


Free C Ma7o,i, 'wl.en there 'Iro'^o mauygond 


of speech, and ull tho free Insti tutioiis ot our 


AN ,ni .:,iti.ru.iw:,iior, 






agine tho scene, were tho Fourth of July to 






land aud nation.— Yours, 




lavory struggle wasgoingon, the lovors-.f free- 


The editor of the Advance (July 1st), coin- 


io surrendered to their control the Lord's Day 


■er."l!e i/ to comply witl^ his oath keep the 


wme enquiry often been made nlioui -lave-hc.UI- 


J, W. HIATT. 


ELizADxrn, Juno 28, 1369. 




lains bitterly of the lawlessness of tho Get- 


°l"T°o( b Liu * m '°' i " s '°' """""■' "'" 




ing and dram-drinkiog ; and I propose to 


Swan. Ind., July 1, 18A9. 




Imt by their agitation of tlie subject, they wore 


nans in proposing to celebrate Independence 


society. He cannot even turn States evidence, 


answer for myself, according to the dictates of 





A meeting was held in the Bcthesda U. P. 


uly bindinglthe slave more firmly and adding 


n the Sabbath ; and he' declares it to be " a 




end divulge the secret before the legal tribun- 


my own consciences, why I could no longer ad- 




Church, iu Elizabeth, Alleghany, I'a., on tha 










hero to Free Masonry, and maintain my Chris- 




I3tb of March last, for the purpose of consider- 


e some truth in tl c assertion. How often 


ens." He then turns to the eaute of this and 


di.urbed by thed.scbarge. o( .,1111,,,, tho music 


M^^i^^^SS^^Z 


tian integrity. 


Lkb OlNTBI, July 5, 186B. 
Dear Brotiieiui B(.»ncii*ilo and HAnr-The 


ing the subjcot of secret societies. 
It was resolved to orgtiniio an association 


lavery into the Northern Stales, if we did not 
ht their hutitutton alone /" and the infamous 
Fugitive Slave Law, followed by the Drcd 


dds— " It seems to be the legitimate fruit of 

f the soldiers' groves on Sunday. The vote of 
Sermau rationalists was supposed to bang on 


Tea, imagine It. But oolo., Ood'i.utborlty 


s^B^s^^vt 


soon passed and raised (or rather lowered,) to 
tho sublime degree of a Master Mason' For 

fbith in Christ, and was trying to live a Chris- 

of Masonry upon Christianity, and while, un- 


neit Monday ovening after ihe proceedings 
narrated in tho OvNosons of June 29th, under 
tho heading "Christian heathen— tho Savior 

held in tho church before mentioned. Resides 


Christians, opposed to Secret Societies." 


plished their purpose. At first slavery was ud- 


^^^^^^T^^t^Z 


b'cZg..'" '"' ""!"">*" 


^E^^HrioSESi 


fortunately, thrown among strangers, I was 
strongly solicited by the Masons to join what 


pedieut to ■dolTw'S!!!^ 


OhriiHMlty— positively anil-Christian, iu fact, 
an.U-aoo.Bl In their influence, and contrary to 










egard of the feelings and rights of the Christi. 












ed till they might devise means to abolish it. 
One reason lor declaring war on England by 


q community." 
Now, as much as we esteem our brother, we 
re bound in duty to say-that both these things 


Uur correspondent •' Episcopaiian"'iuforma us 
thot tbo Ohritlian Sigultr thioka tbo Chriatian 


iia client; and lot us suppose that previously 
fellow Mason. Now which of these oaths is he 
arc very likely to do? He cannot obey both 


or liberty of conscience. LwtW abundantly aj. 


Christian funeral, there was no objection to the 


V. P. Church, Eliiubo.h, May 2i-th. It wa*ud. 












sons wanted a Masonic display, let them occupy 




But a few years passed till * bury tea* a nects- 


, friends of Temperance and the Sabbath. 


tbucobj violating their oath,, i Ha.oui'c aa- 


worse to break one oath than^ another ; or that 


might be; and with this assurance, edited by 


their Masonic temple. Tho vote was taken nnd 


interesting address on the history, nature, and 


org Ml. Kext, when slavery had become so bor- 
ibis that an American abroad would disown his 


2H.t3EE:Zr::?5 


saiiont in tbo Chicago IltpvLlican accmed to 
think «c weto equally damaged, otlca.t prov- 


n private ? Which is the worse, to teach the 


curiosity and prompted by its members, I was 
led on step by step, watching carefully as I 
thought, for tho cloven Toot of the beast lo pro- 


tary rule was discussed freely on the st.eet, and 


!S?iS.pi^ 






ed to be Ivingptctenderabccauae w. did not dis- 








aocordaneo with tho dlrccllou' of the last 


ml a host of reverends, both North and South, 


European Protestants believe in Sunday as a 


close those secrets eeri-orim er lifin-olirrt. Where 


age tho taking of two incongruous oaths, one of 


degrees, but not seeing the old beast just iu 


wo listened to a carefully prepared discourse 


meeting. A delegate was appointed to the 


yero found to defend this " divine institution. " 


ay of worship, but do not hold it, or any other 


unto shall wo liken tho tnou of this generation 


which cannot possibly be complied with ? 


the form I was watching fur. The ghostly jrn- 


(in said church,) from Mark ix; 38-40— " We 


National anti-S. S. Convention to meet in Chi- 


-iDlnttU'^7:*Wtr oncesolte^Arr 


Shout ! nC TorrnTdta^ vsl7or Q, thii A he 


for whether wo pipe or mourn the; are equally 


well that the' wrong ooosists in taking and 


raany of the human family by their great pre- 


f-TbaT X,Zolt ho'^owoVoot 8 ^^^ 


cago, and in accordance with this appointment 


"ZjPuZ/lt, "bo de^rLt slavery h 


joes on to say- "The ground (of the effort) 


lucre ouj. o» t ej must that we huve loads 


S^^ot^!^^!!^£ 


tentioos to ancient sublime my,teries, gradually 


« c e°.2^ 


that convention. A plan was adopted to raise 
funds to carry on the cause and to elicit tho in- 




met not bo a directly religious one, especially 












Masonry is fast coining to this point in its 


fit involve tho dogma of a part only of the 


and in tho next breath they roundly assert thai 


a greenhorn to take them. The Christian code 


There wore many points in tho obligations, 


forbid any one casting out devils, unless they 


tun with tho movement. 


Ij outlawed beamt Hang*™* to civil government, 


iogma not divinely enjoined. 




s:l /l '' !'"'"■ indirectly in *J^ C9 ri ^' 1 ,llc °P" 


". work 1 '.; of '■tl* 1 '.'.;;;;:.":.: .7;°' 


E^HSiuEi.S'S 


The next meeting will be hold in Belhcsda 
Church, on the 2nd Tuesday of August. 


and proved guilty of murder, treason and every 












the Or-vosr/as and othor papers an abstract of 


crime which disgraces our statute bonks ; was 


'On critical groends, it is plain, that the Chris- 


insist that they cover can ho revealed. Alt 


oaths upon them of the most unchristian 


in your body and spirit, which are Hi.? and 


Ac, Ac. 


the proceedings of those meetings. 




ian Lord's Day, must principally and directly 








J. R. MoCLELl.AND, Secretary. 


olent institution " and now it like slavery has 


be defended on New Testament authority." 


ed. But discerning men will ace iu it the 


corrupt and rophislicate their whole life at its 


especially in my secret relation, as a fraternal 


any church member who was dii-eatisllod from 





been baptized a " una wmtiRinr," and it 


That is the fourth Commandment, is given up. 


infallible symptoms of detected guilt. Men 


very fountain source. 


brotherhood, including ihe profane and vulgar, 


any cause, had the right to withdraw from tho 


A ™ ASON ^^™™E.\D AND 




Then in the article under consideration our 


who c«n conspire together to stand by each 


j Mawnfaoath admi ottered "by a'an" timool! 




mosly 'of dissatisfied members from other 


E C 


vines to defend its claims than slavery ever had. 
The Chicago Evmifg Journal of July 1.1, 1809, 


others says— "We do not wish to force our 


TlT^ZV^^™^^ 


accord, that if the secrets divulged by Mid 


are .lean through m, word ," ",0 ar. bought 


churches. Now, as there has been no disturb- 
ance, great or small, between any of the 


kindness of a brother in Christ, and by tbe 


under the heading— 


religion upon them on the Lord's Day, nor to 


conseicntiom .boot keeping oatha. No doobt 


sanctimonious knave did not please him. then 


God." The'.e, with man, a.oh r.ll.ctiona 


anvthhl < ^whiTth m ® mb °™ J* M * , ) 1 0Ut ' "" 


"MASONRY, 


estrain them by law from any actioc or enjoy- 


perjury of those who absolve themselves from 


^Tto^Iep^bi's paV.' of his Ia"th d aUo ^And" 


:;■;:.:, , . . ..,. . 


out devils" could apply— the inference is inevi- 
tably, that the proscribed evangelical church 


following inscription: "In the name of the 
grand architect of the onivorae-tho Almighty, 


"The eloquent paslor of Unity Church 


ights of other..." So to interfere with God's 


HHSSSSiH 


s not one part of bis oath just as binding 
as the another? The youth is under duress; he 


you need not give yourself ono momenta uu- 
easincss, or pause to investigate the consistency 


that I knew nothing about Masonry, and in thia 
instance, I must confess my ignorance. It 


H SaSS^f i 5F EHlSE 


ought to place the matter of regulating Sun- 


such superficial opinion, to the scandal of men 


^^^^thThTVZ'l^i^L 


'^^^^mmi!lS£!M!l^ 


funeral performances, were casting out devils; 


Huh Prie.t, 4c'., Ac., of the Grand Chapter of 


J ,l r u',soi,ry a? well as hi the Church. And the 
antiquli; and beauty of the-e beautiful rites 


Z^7JcZ\L?Z7J£ ITottr 


udge in the premises tbau himself. Thia 


1 S^ZiS^^^!^!L'SZ 




in the name of Jesus Christ, especially as they 
cast the name of Christ out of their lodges; and 


gistry of England, at tho Rein Deer, in the city 


Julint^nTd cbcri'-lfcverrie^^ amU^dl- 


eligious Sabbath law ; so that no man's coo- 


opioion of hia, ia based upon a prejudgment of 


you must do it! 


evidently prompted by satan, I adhered to Ma- 


of Worcester— do hereby certify, declare and 


■on that is brought to light in regard to the 


cionce might be oppressed, and that those of 


the whole matter— upon the aussumption that 


The Register is enjoined as a Christian piper, 


sonry for twelve years. And as often as my 


:odgcs. For instance, the Royal Arch degree, 


attest that the bearer hereof, our true and well 














beloved brother, J. F., a Past Master ol the 












reads from Sec. ThesJ. lii: 6-lfl, carefully leav- 


said lodge, was by us insightcd nnd Initi- 


..,,», l„r bnnmuily while living, or paid such 


n preserving peace and sobriety." 


",rt,™!'iiditiTosircic.lThi»\w 11 ir.°i' 




ii&was %S& V?OZ\TiT*Z 


ated in that sublime dogiee of a Royal Arch 
Super Excellent Mason: ho behaving with due 




Here we see the provision is, that no man's 










honor and justice to tho royal community, just- 


liriug idea ol brotherhood now extant. The 


tnand to keep holy the day ; putting this aside, 


oath, to tho contra,,,.,. ..excuse for .bom 


gations imposed upon him by these children of 


conTent m with my" rittnltio^ and"*' 'ShrtZ 


thaWb'eT do no"t townm ;f ff ™ "b.l«7 c 


virtue attending his admission, and as such we 


H d }^' ""* V^^^Jt^it 




!h.!,"Ll.'.Tcs a™.!,''.!,™ nolhrcolecrn'- 


darkness ? Must ho go on and do what he ba? 


sought for holiness of heart and entire consecra- 




recommend him to all true and faithful brothers 


The editor again In the same paper refers to 






md sinful lor him to do? 


tion to God, and feeling assured that I could 








he day? God's olaim to it 'is given up, and 






oot dissemble before Him, who cannot look up- 




Grand Chapter in Worcester, this 21st day of 


" Rov. Robert Oollter, in a lecture last night, 


can't tbey have their whims gratified just as well 




self; for as that paper now Btands it teaches the 






June, in the yosr of Vulgar Masonry, 0,796; 




is others? And here is tho widest kind of a 


.llT.°«'o'flT.,!„7«ldhXayrrhorr«^- 


doctrine that wrong and sinful oaths are to be 
kept. It appears to us that the true doctrine, 


tho light of the gospel, carefully examined my 


fcZ SJ^areJaho 3 - ^d^o^lS"-^ S 


and of Royal Areh Super Excellent Masonry, 


"'■•■■I lli.l ■!., rimrli 1„, l, b ,„i,iiiil> while living. LI 






is, that such oaths are not to be taken. If Con- 














gregational preachers remain silent on this 










iquor in saloons, and all other similar things 








lenltont Mason to tell the truth when he tries ? 




^'^''j;'" ;,„,, ll|r,i.rlN,Hfl who recently figured 
ofllMOBrv"' 1 convolltlon Jor llie 0,:aimnltton 


on the Sabbath that men have a mind for. And 


o2.^!rtMrTr.r.«rr.k"..i"fii. 


and continually not to tako Masonic oaths, do 


The adorable Redeemer was shut out, " the only 


Yours respectfully, 

UIEL LEWIS- 


of this manuscript, J. F, I was Intimately ac 


It is not strange that a " Unitarian divine " 














tudes should enter it, whether foreigners or 




fear their congregations more than thev do their 


namegivan under heaven among men whereby 




probably, marks tbo lime when he camo from 














England lo America. He was a deist, a con- 


Ti for cuch Ignores the divinity of Christ. The 


But wo arc assured that by dispensing with a 












*a to be the religion of the pirate, thief, mur- 


iu;^gti"m.ito;zLM™" 


b 5SHr^3H 


the breast, ready to receive orders whether 
agreeable to God or not Your prudent and 


10 love Christ, who want to be honest with 


At the Annual Conference of the Free Metho- 


be?o7. b dTolher Ch init^ 


J«eraad traitor, for do they not booatingly 


behalf of the Sabbath that will secure peace 




respectable Congregational preacher will never 


themselves and God. I renounced Free Mason- 


inmiouslv ailoptcd by a rising vote: 


greo of Royal Arch Super Excellent Masonry, 


'elate Incidents where tho " grand haling ,ign 








ry, I renounced all its heathenish foolery and 


1. Jtetolved— That wo as a Conference of 


who justly Bupporled the amazing trial of skill 


Of diilra," ha, taxed from piratical murder, from 


mora! subjects without a religious basis, would 


thia CTrMliou lttgulcr, oa one rich in gold and 


the "abominable mac hi rial ions of Masonry; bnl 


strange worship; I could no longer hold com. 


ministers a " d ^™™ \^ou\b?wmkttQwi 


aud virtue attending hia admission," 4o. 


rcUiry, and bo& & ( {f d [rio( , 




silver pl.to, mono,, .nd colli, furniahiaga— 




munlon with God and fellowship with Masonry, 






^""A at each other, hand* and we know that it 
^"'•hJolfc criminal* of .11 oUsms from pun- 


dead of night and murder ever, inmate, then 


ante with Masonic oaths is hardly respectable. 

As we understand tho true Christian charac- 
ter, it has no need of oaths, its words arc 


could do lest than I have done, and main- 


Kansas, oceupyijg the diltlnpilafied position of 


from this book, plciso print this as an inirodio- 
Suott Valley, Pa., June, 1869. 


"hment. And jet in (ho words of the Rov 








tain my Christian integrity. It is my candid 






""r"i,iii°^ «z?7LLri',i,t 


^Z^^Li^^ Z7l^7'l 


!lg" i' ," HZZZOISZL ZT'L 


was P™*"^" ^" JJ t n e C r "^ r jjj tords 1 we 


tZ^^$^!^t!*S^ , !f^ 


;;m"cliief abo^ninutbns" FwUi-enrt aiel Oiltl 


A MASOMC BOABP. 


''"■ud.e.,0 L.hfo, bum.nl,,-" Hr" Col 


L?t^nc?- ft •Te^auno^E^v^n tho "people 


witness comd .rrl.^to tlm. lo^dl..o... 


TmsS "a in" sTd'otblemstie 1^^ 


tind to God, for himself, in tho light of him who 


uiHror iss^iSsSi is SS 


A Free Mason remarkable "bright" and 


'"' certainly ought 10 bo tbo oiiooool of 


without appealing to the gods." That is, he 


pi ZTeft." g.ng'.hould'r'ela,. .n7tofZ 




said— "lam tbo light of the world," thoy too, 


ly, boasted that he could go any where wilb. 




would resort to divine authority to sustain law 












although it was no belter than that or b eetbor, 
And yet here we have— with all our know 






I hove often felt the cold hearted pros 






lo '« .rtiole, will be glad to know thot wo hove 




l^foTto 


;;i°l!dT;,,zr.".™.i". ' BTr.i f.;'. 1 ; 


heartily approve of his course in the matter. 
3. That a copy of t'.is rts.iluiioi. he -eni t- 


^^^!!!^aSai^SS^ 




ledge of the true God, and in this l»tb centur 


el.sing secret. I Would aucb ,»r>r, .hock 


"^tim^i^Si^^^i- 


pul.7.rfrom'.u,l7rt ''.' ."ft. 1 , all bopTof " 


JAMES MATHEWS, Pmidtnt, 


l^^S^^Tt^^^m 


■wonplUhlog aonvething. Tb. Cvnoamti 1. 


of tho Christian era— the editor of a religlou 






...ring m. t. the lodge ae.vico wu gone, 


T. J. ADDIS, Seceding Mailer Mason. 




"'„■. bonded .lid Hftj different loni (1,110,) 


paper advocating laws to preserve the Sabbat 


V s 7J,Z"T™VJoXtZ l *o'°l 


?li "m°tiTaT^^^°[L ^et 


ih.y b.v. elerly exhibited the,, despotism 


J. MINTON, t7ommii'« 


monopoly of rascals 7— Tours, LUX 


If you ore a real tollitwer of Jesus you will 


"dbu»conitMtlylnorouiDj,obiorSptIonll.t 


on the subject, and does not make one single re 


who prates about tho uacreduess of oblijjatlou 


■ denomination neglccU its moral obligations, 


rono.ne.d Fro. M..onry on .count of It. an- 


nSVX'^SV^SR 


have opposition. 







THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, 


JULY, 27, 1869. 




91 


The Christian Cynosure.^ 


shall decline to join in tho aoncral cry of 
Crucify him! crucify him ! 1'" 
This man is not so entirely in the dark but 
that he can see that the wrathful attempt 


incompatible with membership in the Church, 

"But at the same time your eoramittce be- 
lieve 'that the path of virtue for a Christian 


Aquilla to teach him the way of truth more 
that the discussions of the National Christian 


SHHH:HHHdt 


made aa its own. 

And as temperance is a part of religion, so 


MASONIC BliNEVOLKWR. 

Editor Cynosure : 


■^™j«™^f-if/ to "S,,E* ai " 


th, A re fe Hve7a m'an not, ver^ wo^offi |J 


ClirUtlan lu> £'||* a °°^ B ''~ 


of the men of secrecy to assassinate Senator 


which raa/come nude, the entire control'". 


Association will do good. That he himseir ha 


the uninformed will say — "well, this man is 


this seorelism, being an clemontof il, ruus', bo 


worlds goods, and, although not a memos, , 


° rm Bnptlat. 


Porauroy politically, and blacken his character 


unregeneratcd men, with whom the follower of 


"no love for secret societies." That " thoy 


candid and as well informed as auy body, and 


And as this with its pompous titles belongs to 


M. B. Church as leader of their choir, fl. 




every way, simply for speaking his honest con- 


Christ can hold no profitable fellowship.' The 




he don't bolievo;Mosoury and Odd Fellowship 


religion— why uot Masonry too? True, it 


One;reiiult of the conventions that have been 


victions against secret socictiea, is not right 


committee, in conclusion, present the following 


lions or scriptural Christianity and they easily 


are so very bad. Tho antics are slaudoring 


horrors under the light had almost crushed i 


his attendance upon that church, and lbs H 


held, and of the publications that have been 


He can see that these orders are not so much 


""" *Rtv>ivtd Th 


can be made tho instruments of mischief." Tha 


them, and to rehoko and put down such fanati- 


out, but thus it is mixed in again with the 


sport thoy had for him; they made arrin.,. 


issued by (he Christie Association opposed to 


more holy and sacred than the civil Stale or 


bo advised to' refrain 1 from ',ni this" with" tuose 


" no good work needs to be prosecuted undc 


cal persecution we will join the lodge ! No 


ministry and Church. 




the Church of God, that it is an unpardonable 




the cover of darkness or mystery." That " n 


particular dread of secret societies, unless they 




to it, and demanded the right to bury him th. m . 
selves, as he was a Mason. They succeed^ 
and bur.icd him after their idolatrous fashya 


country are eg dd ng to utter eirseu imen 


so far delivered from the fear of their power 


secrecy, but if in the ciercise of Christian lib- 
erty any commuoicant lias chosen to join such 


Baptist minister can join a lodge of Masons o 
Odd Fellows, without causing pain to some o 


take the form of Ku KIux,' " Ac We would aa 

soon;say wo have no particular dreud of liquor 


was mixed in with it! 


now. The day of blind and wholesale eulogy 
Is pant. The vain glorying of tho organs and 


command of "speak good of lis or be silrnU" 


anawereVto ccclcriutieei VikSJlW* ^^ 


the most intelligent and most devoted of hi 


selling and drinking customs, unless they tako 


And when the Church begins to look up with 






the form of making men habitually dead drunk. 


the apostle, " to the prize of the highcalllngo 




champions of these hypocritical orders will no 


This is something. But see how otuazing his 


disturbing that full Christian fellowship an 


But instead of this wo regard the refined, moral 


God in Christ Jesus ;" then Satan falls to work 


funeral oxpenses ! This is the institution i|, a 


longer be take, for sober trill . o> 


credulity with respect to the baseless preten- 
sions ol these orders. Thinks they help men in 


confidence in which he must find a prominen 
condition of his usefulness end enjoyment. 


^T^T^lT " IT mntT 


with both hands earnestly, with tho one, filling 


orphan child in the United States, that w-di, 


proof instead of assertions, facts instead ofhigh 


their life work •' of usefulness to humanity." 


" Synod reconvened at the usual hour, and 


course the man who will deliberately cnus 


than tbo habitual and beastly druukard. 


the other mixing in Sinism. ns if it took some 


education."' ' LIGHT." 


sounding and boastful pretensions. But w ,1c 


Ho has heard this kind ofunmcaning generalities 


was opened with prayer. 


such pain and distrust, in order to gain an ob 


In a most important sense the worse a bad 


traits of his character to mnko tbo right kind o 



















have learned that it is not instant death and 


But let him undertako to be a little specific. 


"Tho report of tha Committee on Overtures 


but rather forbids, has shown an important dis 


the belter a bad man or 'a bad society ■■', the 


And so every whore. It is truly Satan' 


Editor CvNoaunB: 


ruin to demand discussion o( the secret society 


Let him try to put his, finger upon a single item 


was taken up, and it was resolved that so much 


qualification for the Christian ministry." 


worse it il- just as with counterfeit money 


policy, in a peculiar manner, as light breaks in 


Francis Gran gor called a mooting in Cm 


question, and to speak and publish their con- 


of such life work and attempt to substantiate 


of it as related to tho subject of Free Masonry 


He goes on to show the folly and'impious 


the nearer it approaches the true the more 


strongly on tho world, most speedily to moe 


daigua, about May, 1834, and proposed thit" t 


victions concerning this as concerning other 


such a claim or evidence, solid and palpable, 


be referred to a special committee to report 


uess of tho recent Masonic . 




and minglo it with something of his own 


anti-Musoaic party tako the name of WAiy. |[, 


matters of public Interest; yet il is evident 


and he will find this idea of usefulness to 


Commute on OverTuxM^witWie ridltiono' 


he is not interested in its numbers, nor its pr* 


putting forth such religious pretentions as the 


something darkening, perverting, and killiug 


stated Hint throughout Xew York, the Usioalc 
assuming iu their resistance to tyranny. T| lf 


that many who have gathered courage enough 


humanity in secret societies, like the Paddy's 


Rev. Drs. Forsyth mid Phelps. The rest of the 


fessions, nor its highfalulin titles'; "neither, 


Knights Templars put forth by their mouth 


Christians must oipcct nothing else, be ready 


^^^C^^tJ^L^l 


T^l^T^T,X^Tll7™ol 


At the meeting before the last, the Synod, or 


as tho following— except to laugh at it W 


stitution of Christ, bb he pretends, all right. 


for it, unmoved by it, united against il, and 






rather the Masons in it, treated the memorial- 


quoto from the programme of tho day. 


when its practice perfectly accords with its 

f profession. But if it is a counterfoil religion 
as it most certainly is, It would be o|b]eased 
thing for tho community if its true fatornity 
wercjas clearly indicated as is that of (he Ku 
KIux. It is well when they trample on tho 




name iVAig was retined in England by |h t 






ists very cavalierly; at first refuBini- to hear 


"At Horticultural Hall, at the conclusion o 




party of progress— friendly lo liberty and f lia 


of the "(alse apostleB and deceitful workers," 
motion of tho Heresies of socretism. This is 


Editor, and see what proportion of your public 


demagogues to slave off discussion, and finally 

waa not the custom of their Churoh to utter 

delivorences on abstract questions. This year 


Iho parade, the Right Worshipful Grand Ma 

visiting Knights, whiot will be responded to h 
the Mosl Eminent Grand Master of the Gran 
Encampment of the United States, Sir Willi ai 


" Bo hoIht, bu vigilant, ■■buld.buNll-crcet.' 
WitathelampofOod-striuli.asthcllebttoourtcct 


ality. Tho vote was carried fore change 
name. Wo had Masonry down in our soctioo 

M«3onio,) and by changing the name wo cca.-<i] 
effectual opposition. Tho ledges havo sine 


are usually slow. But they seldom go back- 


SVIIIIATH dim:. ItVIL.V. 


worked in onrnost to entrap tho woak and sol 




ties, and you will find that if you purpose to 


the subject received a decidedly more respect 








strength. 


boldly assailed the system of human slavery as 


-ay anything agninst their " controling politics," 


ful attention, as will be seen by tho above 


Commander of St. John's Commandery. will in 


they are and whom thoy serve. ' T^k/kIm 


Go tT7he T m C witValTthr t e C nde7ne^ 


pregnable, and the odvanco of that sentiment 


ready d* control politics largely, and they In- 




Allen, Past Eminent Grand Commando, ortli 
Grand Commandery of Pennsylvania. S 
George Griscom, Most Excellent Grand Hig 
Priest of the Grand Chapter of Pennsylvania 


may terrify their neighbors and wound their 

od deviltry is sure to be soon chased out of the 
world by its weapons. But counterfeit religions 




right, truth, ouality, patriotism, the oppo. 
tion ofa clique, is strength. 
About eighteen years ago, seeing our repress 


one pimple, but sublime, idea ! This is but one 

illustration of many to show that truth is of 


tCgoTerTeTatd^L^ 


will not condemn Free Masonry, but they must 
not be understood to endorse it. "Theyarein 


SS^^m^^^SS. 


decoy souls to the second death, and arc sue 
CfSlful and difficult to deslroy, just in propor 
tion as they approximate the true in tho ap 


doeTnot aTl« Z pT^ ^Tl^J, !, 


latre'didTno'tht^ 


God and carries with It tho power of God, or 


spoLism from which they borrow their lodge 


the dark on the subjeot, but so far as the op- 


ti0 " Wc can imagine that small bovs, with pape 


ecclesia might be used ; and the minister, elder 


chartered the Grand Lodge of tho State. " U; 


tho truth to triumph. So when Luther pro- 
claimed the Revelation of Jthe will of God by 


But this editor will know more of this by and 


erations of secret societies are patent they arc 


camnrthrmsX? b V"tlt?atsu7dmrs n bn 


land were as truly aad openly exemplified as is 


bath morning, as soon as tho offender comes ii 
at the door of God's House, stop him there, and 
tell him his fault, and show its guilt, and make 


society that asks." " But," said, I » that 1j , 
murderous society." "Got out of my shop,- 
eaid his father-in-law;" his son was a Mason- 


Z cTuThtsIToUbe' CcTaud'couTcil! 


Another Illustration— irom mo minutes of 




t^lhi'T^^^^^^ 


that of the Order of the Cyclops. The day o 


God's presence, his command, and the Churoh 


would gain no unfair advantogc by Masuu,,, 


til no man of sin or organization of men shall 


the General Synod of the Reformed Church, 
taken from the Chrutian Inttttlgmerr : 


t^2lTZ^llTV iai ^ 


~2^lZl^ZTiL 7 that the ad 


^our^dnnger from secret orders would thence 


31 Dep^dCn iUfhe^Tanv remnant of the 




remain Bitting in the temple of God and claim- 


these orders, the duty of ministers is plain, by 


dresses of the occasion were more serious ma 


SATA^S Ponoy. 




reutr7and\Io^^ 


ing to ciercise the perogatives of God by sup- 


"The action of the late Synod in relation to 


which we understand that Christians must have 


7cZl72T-"ll^"X°°X 


r] With enough' or the former, to sweeten mo latter, 


nocious. 


GoTtomln" °— BWen ietMC 1DBB0 


A HIGHERC^THOVESY. 


After the murder of Morgan, I happen ]. 
a cosoh with Nathan Follett, editor ofuMnsoolo 




secret societies, bis been the subject of com- 








We find some people seem to think that th 


paper, and also of a small sheet called Mwtm 




ment in the secular and religious press of the 




llko . bluuder ; .od to., both implied, .1 th. 




InUUigtnrer, published in Batavio, ami n. U*. 








did oat e.preasl, .t«te, ib.t M.,onry i. 


n The present is one of great light, pouring 1 




sonie sditor fYoin Buffalo, (I think R. W. iiu 












the eclipse soon to take place, and thot this i 


kins, one of Ihe editor or the Buffalo ,/m,rW,| 


power in all ages and all nations, must be ex- 


Id, In adhering to Us established custom not to 


same time. 


nent of CbrMl.niiy-pouibly only onotbe 


r world, tending greatly to reveal and expose 


the cause of the terrible winds, storms, sweep 


they probably were riding about aod Wllllfl 










. sin, and overthrow tho cause and the kingdom 






making all things manifest in the light of open 


fallacy must be avoided of inferring that the 


have not time nor books, i. ».. are not informed 


which scorns to us very much worse tli.n 


of Satan. God's word, and other volumes and 


But it ,'a ten-fold more likely that the cause 


Morgan. They u.^tc familiar with 'thJ^Tt 
















Ibis darkness; tho source of superstition, de- 


dorse secret societies as institutions that are in 


the memorials to be exaggerated, &c. But 


Christian Church was origioally a secret society 


over the earth like the leaves of the forest ; 


us as a Ohurch, a people, aud notion, for our 


the corp-e of Morgan, saying, «' It would be 


oeit, tyranny and all delusion and every evil 


all respects worthy of commendation. 


cannot decide against or for, because their 


with its m-sterious docttinos and symbols on 


Mis Spirit, in years past, has been extensively 


ingratitude lo Him— our seeking after our Idols 


good enough, Morgan, till after election," Fol- 


work. And the simple truth that all artificial 
mystery is of the devil, and every organisation 


Christ, there will be a difference of opinion 


Wonder if they ever decided that idolatry, or 


r. ," t^jsizzz 


applying it to the hearts and consciences of 
men, and opening the eyes of their minds ; and 


rush after worldly dissipating pleasures, and for 


lett boasted how much ho was making by bb 
iUa-om* InttUignw, B „d characterized t h «. 




which the Synod doclines to settle. Every 






even now His dealings in His providence, are 






badge and basis is his also ; this simple truth is 


man musl be fully persuaded in his own mind. 


or keeping gaming houses, or brothels, is sin 


that the Knights Templars 'were not only a re 


bearing wonderful testimony to It, and making 


land since the war with impunity. This God 


May 1, 1809. 


orders iu Chrisliandom and in heathendom. 


At any rate, it would not be wise for an ecolcsi- 


or even gave adelivorancoagainstiufidol books 
or Sabbath breaking. [If thoy ever did any 


Tc^lV^'^oTor^, 


was there a time, when, from various causes 


that theso His judgments come. For this Ho 


»».««.,»„« 


Thus shall the vail of the covering spread over 


rpm^MofsS 


of these things thoy must have done it on ox- 


tain without hands that is to fill the earth.' 


multitudes arc going to and fro, and by design 


poured them out on His people of old, and He 


We publish tho following, to show tbe e/« 


all nations be destroyed. Comparatively few 


operations arc patent, they are purely benevo- 


prite evidence, for tho doers of these things 


The Knights are the men "protected with th 


or otherwise, increasing a knowledge of God's 


is dealing with men on the same principle 


which tho truth presented on Masonry sal 


as yet apprehend this, and consequently have 


lent. As regards any ritual or rcligioss cere- 
mony, of this the Church knows nothing offici- 


would not be likely to come bofore Synod to 


pons, best trained and disciplined," :ho in on 


and violence now so much done it, only make 




criminating Christian minds. It Is penciled lo 


no adequate idea of .the momentous nature of 


WHO IS ON THE LOHD'S SIDE . 


the movement of Christ against the darkness 


wc-rsh? l ' an Divin > r»o°rsni thi i!s 8 In ^MtUutio" 


Tho committee fall upon the stereotyped and 


whether clergymen or laymen, "to march t 


it the more brilliant. All this is tending mightily 


A startling ques^oTthia The greatest 




and delusion of eccrotism. Yet we rejoice in 


which has God for its author Any form' of 're- 


never omitted Masonic apology, that Masonry 


the front," and destined to rectify Iho disorder 


to make the works of darkness loom up to view, 


be noted from tho impression and experieowil 


every evidence that the light is increasing aad 


ligions service originating apart from the au- 


has numbered among its members, many of the 


ofsectarianism, and in a word, do more than al 


in all their horrid ugliness and ruin, and in- 


tremble when they hear it. It was God's own 


gives.— En. 


that one and another are beginning 10 feel its 




purest and best of pious persons. And yet 


the churches to ensure andjfinish up the con 




call for decidicg who wore for or against Dim. 


The writer obsorves: Brethren-Thefir fi t&- 


awakening touch, though some of them a* 


tion, and assuch can have no claim to ecclesi- 


they say " tho path of Christian virtue lies out 










yet catch bat tha faintest gleams. A few ei- 


astical recognition. When the attempt is made 


aide of all secret oath bound societies." Thoy 


OCR OWN SENTIMENT. 


And this Satan cannot help. He cannot stop 


calf* How many, who profess to stand with 
God, are by their lives and conduct, saying of 


hVe«,^^^ ^ "" 


ample* and evideoces of this we aro prepared 


secret society with the authorized worship 


have not " time nor books to verify or refute,' 


Just here we wish to say of our prompting 


the press, or any longer bIiuI up the Bible in 


Christian Association, where f found ttlM 




which the Church has accepted as a divine 




thai this is the order of Knightsjwho drink th 






Kansas, has the following, taken from the 


ordinance, the duty of a minister of Christ is 


ter who substitutes lodge worship for religion 


fifth libation— the libation of do-bU damnation 


ho cannot now vail out heaven from earth, can- 


money, stocks, bonds, real estate, 4c.,— "those 


edged to tako with me. Anticipating as f d«, 


Wgmdota QazttU : 


plain. 


LTLVo'lTrncT.. °dl,2 72r 


heads cut off and placed upon the highest spir 




favorite schemers, above the Church or Christ's 


a more clear and full exhibition and applies tiol 
of gospel truth, I was ready to consider it * 
.pplied to the subject you treat of. You kn .. 




Free Masonry asfollows^ 








K&7-, iwMigate, see how they accord with God', 


In Chicago, In opposition to secret societies. 


practiced and do practice it. In fine, as the 


endless number of their Masonic obligations. 


can lie as fast as ever ; he is as much the 


kingdom? How many aro seeking their own 


Without endorsing his views, we can easily 




path of virtue lios out side the lodge, thoy ad- 


And this most Christian profession viewed in the 


father of lies, the fountain of falsehood and 


pleasures, or struggling for notice in the grand- 


r Now an i J h J f °" J act ^^^'"e'y- 


give him credit for honestly entertaining and 
fearlessly eipressing them. 




light of auoh an oath and such 'a libation, is 


error, as ever;' and can produce that which is 


eur and dash of outward display ? Can such be 






jnd, and the other from the Classis of Wiscon- 


if, in the exercise of Ch-iilim tibtrly thoy de- 


worse than hypoeracy. It is blasphemy. 


suited to the occasion, times and circumstances. 


And yet there are but two sides on which 


Bd; and in thus speaking I prn'oablyTay''"^ 


^^\^r^M i \a\z a Lmm^^t^ 


response to the [definite action of the Synod on 
similar overtures from tho same sources. The 


called to account for so doing. To our view, 

all this is not lacking in one element of sublimi- 




rs^ssss 


we can be— on that of Qod or mammon— of 
Ohrist or tho devil. how solomnly should 


Lg\dLd r e\*iTTnto\!X^ 


so, at least to the same extent,, were there un 


ty, TO wit: obscurity. Whether it be from its 


bc.rs, and assume to bo the 


with, and then thoy arc suro to beeomo dl-hfy 


his question ring throngh all God's great word. 


whu attempted to answer F.ither Thatcher, tbe 


way for their life work to be performed except 


«^r"worf h £^ 


profundity or its muddlnoss we undertake not 
to say, but we confess to our utter inability to 


expert from them, at least, an observance of 


^tltneTloTl^ 


Vho is on tbo Lord's side— who? 


he people of old to cry „l- 'Wify hint, 


samTtimo Should theyToderUke "to cVntro! 


....1.1. w, V. .„-,.. 




see through it. And we think the Synod did a 








e enemloi book was thereby lully opeaf J 


would go aa far as the farthest to endeavor to 




wise thing In recommitting it and giving tho 


Christian sooiety. This Masonic exhibition was 


would opposo them, or even to become their 


ho C™ V*"' T^T 8 h n' n rf l<,0k ' ng . ""I 


o view, qnereia bad be said nothing, ii mi ^ 


ESSS'^'""'^°""'" 


the books of reference at hand to verify or re- 


committee a yoar to Investigate the subject. 


begun with Sabbath desecration and ended wilh 
a dance." Ho might have added with n dance 


rvra n !erTurarorhght U rd r !ruTh yL™Z 


nSon^ 


ave »on very much a sealed book. Not ^ 

tow; for .la d.saslerouB efforts are oxer- ti6t i 
y hv.ng epistles in those of my owe, t> , b . 




fute the assertions and arguments contained in 




all night until broad day light. 






Masourj, from a p.eulinrj unfavorable st.nd- 


SS.cS.St!; 


reached some clear and definite conclusion, and 


All thia we arc glad to read in any Christian 
newspaper; and we would naturally suppose that 


casioli ,to*"™d mllfo with it" !Z ^Ty 


ng?" To which I would roply— " He is not." 
le died some five or six years ago, in the town- c 
hip of Bristol, Trnmbnll County, Ohio. At 


no case ol this I now call to mind, in ^\ 
,o of them made free to e*iol Mw , ' , W ,J 
hrislianity. onry .M 1 


tho, really are. Bel having so seeotbem, we 

other hood wo aro ineliu.d .0 gl.o him credit 
speech, o.poci.ilj, as ho know., ud says, ih.i 


against your meinoralirits, would neeossarily be 




the man who would sny all this was thoroughly 


it. We see this doing on every hand with la- 


batlime, and for some time previous, throe of 




given on er porlt testimony. 


Masonry is no neutral and eharaclerlcss system 


enlightened as to Masonry, al least. And yet 


mentable success. So soon as the light and 


is daughters resided near.rao, in Greensburgb, s 


ot'dwcll t2. ' A^dwUhTe'f iElll 

ion? Is she tf Iaq'iA, ? VTITHj tall 
hrlsloul? Woo worth I P V -i.i J 


bled end perplexed. They arc sincere in their 
convietinns that Masonry is a sin against God, 


other— for Christ or against him. And the 
Reformed Church looks to its pastors and 
guides to tell thorn which, and Ohrist exports 


those: " Wo have no particular dread of secret 


mixing in Puseyiam! When, lately, in the 


rumbull Co., 0. From onoof ihemlobtained t 

eft word with Mrs. HowUnd (his daughter,)'^ 
equcsl him to make roe a visit, as I wished to 


nod they ask the Synod to denounce it as such; 








eo him. In the course of six or eight weeks. 


one! b the daj- when Iknj 




but they must no-J complain t! a majority ol 


will hold them responsible for doing ao. "If 


connection with the Free Masons and Odd Fel- 


cause it had so much ol heaven's love in it, and 


e accordingly came, and I had a long talk 


But God has pui \ k ; a , tho j,,,,^ f (0*1 






tho Lord be God follow Him— if Baal be Gad 










we doubt wholhor there .r. thr.o other men in 


cannot be convinced by their arguments. 
Without attempting a defense or history of 


follow him." Let all the friends of light pray 


criticism is so general and potent, that wo do 


peranco to the very bottom, and overthrow his 


action ' or Morgan' how 'ho'^d'' h^ ^Vh' 


Muh already threatens to" re acrt ih« "J 


tho United States Sen.te whoso general cbar- 






not apprehend any serious intorferrnce with 


greet interests there ; then immediately ho 


rSBSrjS?S 




■otor for intelligence, morality, and devotion to 


of the purest and noblest men, statesmen, 
Christians, and not a few ministers of tho gos- 




publlo morality or the public safety on the part 
In this paragraph tho Baptist says, in all that 


mixed in a large quantity of liberalism with St- 
and how artfully I 1 it was a great and good 


?5SSsiriM 








ho has said against Masons and Odd Follows 








wo will join them in giving him due credit 
therefore. But bo long as hi. .in oonsi.t. only 


In tho Masonic fraternity, attracted perhspsby 


mendablo freedom on tho subject of secret 
societies More especially upon the recent 


opinion of our order after all," and with a 


the work-it must be perfectly liberal ; whloh, 

ID Satan's theory, means, perfectly irreligious. 


■Her, I presume it can be hod by addressing a 


t th. elrurouoa Do etlled. let Ore Bel! *"'! 
e lo.olt.d, ami let it bo th. s ,e.t obJ.« "» 1 
1, to abide iu fihrl.t .„ „.. howl 




stitute Masonry for religion. He who doss 


Utterances of Ike Knights Templars in Phila- 
delphia. Like Apollos, he is eloquent «nd| 


>crs "he has'ontseo^b W (Lib 


MmoIwVha.^.Ooa Ldw^anTM!!- Vours trnly. °' \ Ho" that overcometh oh.! .hu.i^l 


1 M<™tU.,n,..,o,e,r.„.„.t..tt. sue,,.. 


that simple membership in this fraternity L. 


sincere and like him needs some Pri.ci.la andl 


don't bollove those who have. Ho'll do ua 




WALTER BARTI.KTT. s 
Qreensburg, July tf, 160V. 


ootid d..th._Yo„„ ,„,!,, ^ I 





THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, JULY 2i, 1896. 




95 


»'»»"™K E - lmFr ' F 


•hott I renounce Free Masonry, or Odd Fellow. 
ship? T answer,— certainly, if jou are an 


w^d^^i^oiuoirmy^iig:;^ 1 


Zi7L'p^nO«™".™ S tb^"".* 


corners, have been knocked off by tho gavel 


same breath." I can't say thatl believe eeorc 
societies do evil, and that they ought to be 


MINUTES 


1'niLo OARPBSTsn, Esq., of Chicago, lino m- 
tboriied Rev. A. Ritchie, Secretary of the 
"Western Tract Society," editor Christian 


honest man. Duly to your own soul, to y»ur 




tsoffice^or posts of honor, trust and profit 




suppressed, om> day; and be found the next 




God and Savior, to the Church, to a good Gov- 
In these wicked lodges, Jesus Christ and His 


ur^coof - 1 '"' ^^lt W nVis a Tlim lt ort^nt , "ub- 


iSSESHSiS? 


ber of the fraternity, who has, like a true Ma 


banners, and upholding them by my example 
How men do fear the wag of the till of ihU 


Aurora Christian 


/Vf»,«id publisher of "Finney nn Masonry/ 


salvation, is entirely ignored. God.s commands 


loor and feeble prayers in the past, and am 


ling to their notions, to sell and buy the of- 


pk-butter, Dutch cheese, kc, and remarked, 


beast! If the beast gives it a curl, they wil 


CONVENTION, 




















for future success and triumph. The eni- 




could scarcely find strings long enough to tie 










mies of light and truth, begin to feel the pres- 










first one thousand milliliters who apply for it, 


is oaths. If yon have been unwittingly drawn 


ure upon their works of darkness, and before 






I do such moral polltroons. After a while yoi 




sniding the postage, (which is twenty seals,) 










will hoar these same " raftea men" telling how 




to the publisher. The gift is intended for 


your steps. If you have sworn to do that which 


ball witnoM with pleaauro the old harlot with 


lled it by tho sale and purchase of sacrificial 


ed anti-Masons a chance to nibble a little. Ho 


••me and Molly killed the bo-r,"- Yours, BETA. 


Minutes of the 


ministers who nre doing ministerial work. 


of God ; you are under no sort of obligation to 


nwaTdmltbT'G^ 


■ictiras, ho does not appear to have been gov- 


replied, with all that cool imprudence which Is 


ANTI-^BIST. 


National Christian Convention 


Christian denominations. 


carry oattho wrong against God and your fel- 
ow-men. 


ic sentiment. A few more such harpooning* as 
ivill send her headlong back to her place -' 


SSSSriSS 


difficult to find any one fit lo hold offica who is 
not a Froe Mason." Ho informed me that «07- 


Mackcy in his lexicon of Free Masonry, say* 


TITTSBUEG,, 




dear friends, members of this institution, 


mong the tombs. I know she won't admit she 








Maj6ta,8lhond7lb, 1S83, 


time to see lust the ministers in hia neighbor- 




vasat all hit, but if not, why all this fuss and 










srr MBostcd, or the fund enlaced by similar 
donations from Other benevolent persons. 


3EESHH5S5 


o piety, dislike awfully to be told of the thous- 


^e suppose that they paid for it then; and, 


"This speech before the conven.ion B hieh 


the country whore thoy lived. But in Modern 


: '■ ' ""' ■ S3SSB? 1-1 






irith committing In cold blood, such as Murdock, 










apply direct to the publisher, Bev. A. Ritchie, 
No. HO ElaiStrcot, Cincinnati. Ohio. 


loes? Remember our Lord has said ;" Fear 


Morgan, Smith, Fagin, and the one committed 


eve tho burdens of the poor and needy with- 




used in prayer to mako it effectual. The Jew 




lot (bem that kill the body, and after that, 


n a Frco Mason lodge in the village of Bris- 
ar, and then throwing the dead body into the 


The Masons boast of having built tho temple, 


V^^-^S^tai^^l^^SZ 


National Cliristiaa Association 


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS OP 


'zzxu^^^i^ 


^V^Z^T^lXTt^Z 


by prophecy. 
Therefore, to uso tho namo of Jesus in Mason- 


Oppo.ed to Secret Rocetlcs, ate. 


T. Corlis, BOe. J. W. Hintt, 25c. 


As one who'oxpoota soon to go into the cler- 


whe^e ^Masonic m" irdTrer" haT been scroe- 


oo eeni^lTtho templo' hi they havfa oen- 


in my case ; as f expect to 'show some day not 


any way, Is a violatiou of the principles of Ma- 


EZRA A. COOK, 


j P. Henry, L. Baldwin, and If. H. Robinson] 


^avTver'nnile wiS tuTmt *hv£ iml- 


aed from jnst punishment by false . wearing, by 


mnyfor such an occasion, which they would 


r, i d .DxT«public> n • but m olitical stomsoh 


" Afo*- years ago, a delegation of ministers, 


tho Publisher, 


B. E. Frindlo, S. Mills, C. N". May, and J. 

p. Hurless, .lames McClintocfc, Benj. Deuel, 
Wm. M. Carnahan, Rev. M. W. Jordan, Isaac 
Preiton, W. J. Photps, James Spear, J. 0. Bar- 




iistress. and also the thousands of instances in 

s administered to them in their lodges, which 
a the real cause of all tho mischief. And then 


hieving"; and; imposition; nor do they, so far 
s we know, act up any such claim. On the 


EgSS..; r£ 


in tho State of New York, petitioned the 
eration, il bein K ineompatiablo with tho gen- 


SH La Mb street, oniOAOO. 


Scatter the Documents.;,, 


SECRETISM: In relation to the Purity ol 


tholomew, George Candee, 1. N. Stralton, 
Morgan Heath, D. Edwards, ¥ra. A. Jones, 


ret Institutions, should be deluded from every 
Cb)istian Church: for what fellowship hath 


b«*»^ 


llS'tW !wicc fr beforo They^Ote once" 


Tho " JCirror and JStyilont, " says: in reply 


llio Cliuifh, itud the Sufel y of tho Stuto. 


D. Campbell, N. C, Smith, J. "C. Thompson, 


ightouineBS with unrightou8ness? and what 












E. L. Harri*, Luther Weld, John Burress, 








Yours for "more light," 






H. S. Atchinson, Wm. M. Ca rnahan, D. N. 




{z{™*^i" i6 Vd7b£^bi°i«" 




K. J. CHALFANT. 






Collar, A. Taylor, W. Post. S. Mills, S, Allen, 
P. Harlow, Wm. David, J. II. Bingham, Joel 
Skinner, C. W. Nelson, Daniel Cleveland, 


LUTHER HUMFREY. 
Windam Ohio, May 28th, lSfiO. 


Vhen C d!dth n o clnge .nTe P cerfmon S .es <> ^ke 


u.MM^J^m^^m. 


in" the "odgTtTiny utherThan thoSu remeX 1 " 


Th!« wort Ii now pnbllBbcd.l Bond in your 
L Now BerncTTtJ. 


Vender, Mevlen, Jns. S Hickman., D. P.' Pratt, 
Msrtin L. Goddord, Rev. A. J. Day, J. C. 
King, D. S. Kinm-y, Rev. S. Alexander, J. G. 
Carsua, B. S. Tattle, Sam. R. Purris, Isaac 
Jackson, J. S. Hickman, Rev. JSV Wardeur, 
Aleinndcr Collins, A. Lull, Rev. C. Compton, 


The Young Men's Christian Association of 
and Ufwardr The following letter, whichex- 


,11 lime lo como-.nd '.»,el, itc.n.ol'b. 
njthiug but gcierau lo tbo.e oon.oitnllou. 


resile board, or a°book of " ancient coustitu- 
ions, " at liberty to introduce any change that 
is fancy or canning may suggest? If so, how 
nueh of their craft is the work of knaves, and 
ow much tho work of honest men? Is it not 
retty much all the work of imposition and 


After proper religious exercises, the members 
of the meeting were enrolled, making a galh- 
oring from some sixteen Towns, including sev- 


aothing." "No man comcth to the Father, 
hutbymc." "If ye ask anything in my nam. 

Then to intentionally leave out tho namo of 






r^i^SS^i 






lightnings' flash, but may I never bo so daring 

the namo of Christ. WM. DILLON. 
Eldorado, Ohio. 




IV. B. Stockdale, 3. Bighn.ni, Levi Savage, 
Hiel Lewis, Mrs, L. C. Andrews, J. ;?. Buchan- 
an, n. S. Thomas, D. F. Tussey, W. J. Knap. 


Editor " Onmard and Upward: " 
I noticed an editorial in your issue of June, 


larly impressed upon the mind of the in- 


The Rev. John Johnston of tho Cougrega- 
Nessel. Rev. B. T. Roberts, and Rev. Mr. 


THE MYSTIQUE:, 


peu, E. Bowen, C. F. A. Gantzckow, Rev. C. 


8G9, relative to assisting poor Church mem. 




t " three Grand Mooters; tbreo thousand and 


Willooghby were appointed n business Commit- 


Several communications are unavoidably 


FREE MASONRY, 


G. Finney, R. George, C. Dickens, TPm. H. 














Cowen, A. Shurburn, J. B. Thayer, James 


irother, who belonged to an uechrislian fra- 
ernity, the Masonic institution ;" that if he 


cd lomfoolry connected with it; might greatly 


*ork; eighty thousand Fellow Crafts, and sev- 


day«, in view of the duly and necessity of 


urnext. 


VrtlclesofllioCoiir.-dorntlon| 






J. T. Tarringt..n, $1,03 ; G. W. Vestal, 


was in want to-day, and needed pecuniary as- 








ZeVe^t^1tma 1 ^eha^ h e y s. 1 ' !, ' "* ^' 


Being a defence read before a Committee, ap- 


41,10; David Owen, SI, 20; J. J. Speneor, 










ointed in the trial of PETER COOK Si LUCIA 


1,26; R. D. Nichols, and II. C- Kollbgtf, 






leased, in spite of their oaths, to conimuni- 






JOOK at Elkhart Ind., with the particulars of 


$),fli>. each. 


sooner apply to my Masonic brothers for aid, 












J. U. Corson. M. Ambrose. T. H. Keni.ston, 
H. E. Oaks, Rev. G. H. Mahbott, Kev. L. 


comes your question, "And why?" Chiefly, 


ond my comprehension. I never could sc- 


"orTorhont al^Jn. fc^teXl 'we 


ABT. 1.— The name of this body shall bo, The 


buTandTa't ! com I'toy wine ZmilkTtho^ 


Price 1 ! Copy 20 cent, « Copies iiujeent,, Z 




we suppose, because one of the special objects 






Sew York. 




a Copies 9 100. 


Hurle^ C. C. Sheppard, .1. B. Nessel, H. II. 












euthy mall on receipt of price. Addre.a, 


Hawkins, John Dorcas, J. Shaw. R. Butr.cr, 












LUCIA COOK, Elklinrt, Intl. 


D. Yant, E. D.Gazzam, M. Ambrose, B. Hack- 














ney, A. Evans, E, French, J. G. Stearns, G. Me 
A.'tlmr, J. R. Baird, $2,00 each. J. B. NesseJ, 




was driving men into the lodges, faster than 
they could initiate them. Now il such is the 


Rev. I. A. Hart— My dear Sir : As I partly 


rmm t>ein^ depravvd h> their influence, to sc- 
«■'"'« tl ird,,,...^.,,,,!, perver- 


wLn a -L°toX''l. tW h " Wm nbUndentli 


Light on Free Masonry, 


F. M. Allen, H. Hodges, Mrs. E. Gallup, Mrs. 


Mesa not only the Masonic fraternity, butevery 


selfishness and wrong-domg and thus obtain 


cation of Juno 19th, published in the Onroatui 


ruption 3 u ^_ T r ^" omcm or[llisAs3(K .i rttio|l8hB] , 


gentleman to another, with whom he was rid- 


W wbld, !. appended a HSVELATIo" K ' MT 


Abby Ward, Jehiel Parker, Isaiah Rider, 
J. Brown, and' J. Burton, $3,00 each. James 


organization which has-for its object, the alie- 
nation of the wants of mankind." With as 




irae, copy some of " tho songs sung in the hesi 


HliJTonimlr i SrtSe^ r 


by fair and fertile fields. "I don't know what 


T ™™*£™'o?™ZT 








odges, (of Free Masons,) from tho work pub- 














ished by Messrs. Evert D. Long & Co., New 




possessor." "How much?" " It toil Aim hit 




la eh. T. B. Kenaston, and Miss. E. Bra.lbn'ry. 


mg institution, an to Free Masonry. They are 


olenee of the great war, Masonry has greatly 


I r 7with sTpe^imen o^ "saidw'ogs" and te O^ht 


MX^J^J^^^S^it 




^^Wrtt^^r^^MSW^*^ 


§0,00 each. 0. Cravath, $10,01). Malliew, 








all bneed upon Ihe same principle, so f»r as 


increased. 


numbers of tho Cbkistus Cvsosr/iw I will com- 


led bTtbe^ExcTutur OommUtee, "nd'offlcon 


NOTICE. 


















Brokow. $10,00. E. French, (for member- 
ship), 85,00. PlnloCarpcnt-r, SSlKi.OO. 


banded together by oaths, to assist one anoth- 
er right or wrong : not like Christians in ohey- 

law, the law of the thief, the pirate, or the mur- 


have been revealed, over and over again, by 
thousands of the most virtuous and truthful 
members, tho institution has ever had. They 


Yours, for the war, L, 
SONG. 

To be sung at the conclusion of the entered 
pprentice Masons lecture. 


~ ™^-"~«' 


The co-partnership heretofore existing be- 
W. H. CROCKER i Co., is this day dissolved 

be pnid bv W. H. Crocker, who will continue 

namo of W, U. Crocker k Co.' 

W. II. CROCKER. 


Ezra A. Cook & Co,, 

88 La Salle Street Chicago 


Correspondence. 


THE VOICE WKtFSRlKMK. 


BOOK SELLERS, 




son bids the Cvnoberk, an anti-Masonic paper 

that when he chases n criminal over the land, 
and catches him; then there is a ring of Free 


can testify that the whole system, In its nature, 
It is a fraud practiced upon every one they 

ihould immediately prosecute the lodge for 


(.•nouos.-Ut as drink, langh and sine, 




Chicago, July, 17, 1869. 


PUBLISHERS, 


years should teach wisdom." Job. xsxlh.7.— 

ola M.tson SO years old. He writes in a trem- 


NOTICE. 

To Publishers of Anti-Secret 

BOOKS. 


JOB PRINTERS, 

LITHOGRAPHERS! 


roiies and answers two inquiries as follows: 
First — ehall I join a Masonic or Odd Fellows 


Masons formed around him, that say, " you 
must let this man oft' easy, for he is one of our 


Si^ri^>^>^^^ 


SSr.'eSUX 


^his declaration ™ -J^jJ- ^ 


w.b„ e r„au,u.-^,„b^.,„,*cb 


Manufacturing Stationers. 


Lodge r And his answer is— By no means if 














UM --BrtvhTt 'ou'sa .-are ^^Ht^ 


ward." The Christian to whom you allude 
you would have back up an institution fraught 


friends if they should happen to have a suit in 
law with one who la a Mason, or Odd Fellow 


oraSFSE^oa, 


ligitions. 

Now, what do you think of soeb ministers? 


works as "Bernard's Light," "Adam's Letters," 


Paper, Envelopes* 


belonging to these societies? Yes, doubtless 

there are numbers; yet it is my firm belief 


with all these evils, by his Christian character 
oo, in order to receive the Individual benihts 


ihe sort, be sure to reject such persons, from 


CnoRDa.-l^t us drink, langb and .lot. etc. 




and godly sincerity, in opposition lo the craft! 


BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY 


that there )e not, and never was, an honest man 


refered to. And yet, the craft has heretofore 












belonging to those societies, who was not 


nmde him pay, i.iiliotorial fees, quarterages, 


are unlit for the place, and so tho courts have 


Why 9omany I1 ^o a ''t iTen oftba nation 


their faith, by their works?" 


mum-lit -OL-ial st-L-reL-y, tu «dv.Tli,i.. Hi the CVv 


&e„ &«. 


brought into tbem by deception. 


monthly and evening due,=, more than all that 


decided. Oother men have rights, and it is 




Your cause, Mr. Editor, cannot be injured by 










high time they were asserted and respeted. Ma- 
aous boitingly say, they can have every thing 

decided in favor of Masonry. We directly de- 










Ma ionic lodge, and I know that deception was 
ueeo' with me: Not that I would say that roy 
friends intendtd to deceive me, but they had 


phanu. But after virtually lavishing your 


""" ^ir£. rr 


Yours— ALPHA. 


Light on Masonry and 
Oddfellowship, 


Job Printing, Lithographing 












BY ELDER D. [BERNARD, 




Among my advisers were some professors of 
"Hglon, and one an aged minister of the gos 


not say of him or her, " I was an hungered, and 
ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave 


was done. But wo can show tho time, tho 
place, and tho how, it was condemned by the 


wi'^S3SSSSL-i 


Erirron CrKosiiiiK: 


A book of over 600 pages well and neatly 
boand. Also, H. L. Valan^'s confession of tin 


BLANK BOOKS. 


pel. As I was a young minister, desirous of do 


mo drink ; I was a Stranger, and ye took me in ; 


American people, if not by tho whole civilized 


Caonc».-Ul m drink, 4c 


our day" Tland'er, misrepresentation, abuse, 


pamphlet will bo sent post free, to any addrcs- 


«V mi*. 


^SoS 'thTLli'ty" T7Z2 


"'sited mo -'i ww in prTson, ald'yecamo' 1 unlo 


sTbjoettm"^ 


Antiquity, prldo 


abound. ' Bat if yo'u want to see this spirit do 
Us titaori, jnst attack the i«tri orders of the 


be stiidiuc *■■»>. In tl.e undersigned at Mil- 

lord Iroquh county, Illinois. 

JAMSSa HICKMAN. 


FINE WORK A SPECIALITY, 


't would greatly increase my influence and 
Uflofulncts, that I might ho the Chaplin of the 


had as much Christianity as those Christ al- 


audTutVonV^ 


a "1it^EB'^ : ''°° ;u °°' 








AN 


— 




known by his works of charity, and bo a hum- 


IZrJ^ «t*lf!vtag ! htolS >X and'put 


n..„.°,'" LTuZriuS'" """" ' 


aomethhg very fellVbouTit, ^TmS^M- 


Inquiry into Free-Masonry, 


Send for Samples and Prices. 


terferewith my ministerial or Christian duties 


ble man, and his wants would be known to t e 


if claim, inch by Inch, and fight it out on this 
line, come life, or enroe death. 






By Elder J. G.Stearns. 




,'d St. Johns day, and probably more good would 


in it yet, beyond any of the above secret inati 


u-hu^wlll UusTuTon m'-™ oe ~,| n - 


^SiiKnJ^2^t»to^4^l^l 


Seventh JZdtion, price 60 cents 
Letters on Masonry, price in 


Blank Books, Bank Pass- 


^WtoS^ 


UoTo*fhUp^ 


dor tho tyrany and missrulo of the several so 


£,"!2.SSr" 


I understand,' talk of " hemp" and " bullets." 


paper covers, SO cents. 


Books Blank Drafts &c 


Whe.1 I was first initiated into their myster 








thing is a very quick way of stopping their 








matlon, yon might praise the latter, or, If you 


control of this Government. Deliver us 0, 






T f b "ftSmmr«cl?in" , 'tl'i <,l i 1 r m '' ''T !' ■' V M^ "'.' ''"' 


— 


•jieot, an all la'osons know by their own expor 
lenee. w e |i_.rl)6lher I had run oh knowlodg 


a puff, at the saeraflco of Christian principles 


Lord, from such a calamity, for Christ sake 1 
J. B. NESSEL. 


STiliS 


of our bird of freedom, and then what I ^ ^ 


;,':;;,■., ;.t-; r ,. t . , h „ .pihor^Cllnlon, On,.|da Co. 


Western Tract and Book Society 

DEPOSITORY. 


and lo mar the peace of Borne of your Chris 
tian readers, who know the lovo of Obrist, a 


THETnr^D^EonEB. 


u, £rrlSr g ""'-"" : 


blood is yet crying, and it might not be well loo 


Westeim Tract and Booh 
Society, Cincinnati. 


'"^"^"■^"^^alS'i.fii 


wcllas the principles of the Masonic Lodge. 
READER OF "ONWARD AND UPWARD." 




».. S ^°"i"d'.~L f „dM., m; 


When you have laid Morgan's ghost, It may 


This Society Is furnishing for every dollar 


SESD FOB CATALOGUE OP BOOKS 


oI'Free'alaZs'in close study, an indefinit 


ElliS otoh, Juno S, 1B6». 


that " a l-noulttlae of th* third degret, a mdiipen 
,aih lo every hrother, who it deiiro,* of holding 


B«.°,"hSS uTuur'SpW „.,„ 1 


kind ; but till then, wait a J^^JJJJ^ 


literature in tho trao't form. It gavu away 


PAPERS AND TBACTS. 


length of time to tod It I bad read all abou 


1 E 7wLd V hkTth K r'oughyourbri E htco 1U mns t 


offiM." 

Now, we would liko to know how much one 


tluft". . of M*™,,! " UCh °' ' h ° , °° f " " d L°°' 


A QUESTION. 


contributed to its charitable funds, which if 


Campaign Documents. 


onr'tut l l\t W vo ll sJ"and l a h g J r.7t i° 


i ^£^;^{^Lr e £H 


ST^SlvT^-Ss 


E „,™ C v,»„„ V ™^ A - J """"'' 8 *' i 


Is It right for anti-secret sooiety men, who 


made up by its busmeas department. All lh< 


'ower with God and with Men 


wore of such fooleries, I bad never loaroo 


been very aun and BUKUlno In the faith, tha 


tho same thing, for tho meaiisof getting thorn 1 


In this town, tho Free Masons have the Ii- 


profess to stand on principle in this thing, to 


after paying expenses, were applied to llschari- 


br Ror JOra LEVEXOSTON 


ZvuJlZZ™ which I did moreen ftlf 


. God, yei onr Ohriat— would favor the move 

y ment, and thu. wo should have another ocoa 


jrl! 1 .- ««";. ''.» o„\'.:" .it :i. 


everything olie, except modesty, good man 


^^^sFT^y^ 


'2'P::^:\i'iT. ^irs 


>.„U„H— ™-.i* 


*«»»*<>■ 


eion to rejoice in Hla great, salvation. 


jn^ta'itiri'b". b rir!L*ue™rrd°n.°.nnor. 


licanlsm and domoeracy aro proelsely the eamo 


ieoKtism^^PleMBahiwar! ° ***"* 




CHRISTIAN BAPTISM. 


a»oondlnqtdryfor..T.ry one fft"0 l« B»I*» 


- ,d ut whirluid7«! V.cb to a°nq U °i r re, "iT 


|l..uM.db 7 «.»».! K..bl» t .t .„.,.. 


in Pennsylvania Uutoh, wben trlsd by tho 


orone^sn't-'bloTThotandooldwlthth. 


.pnimtr 


»,ai.mm..M*,, Prt»,»l,a. 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, JULY, 27, I860. 



, OOMM.UHBNZ A 



><lii«l[> Jyii'it; 



i the latter part, that no have been 



t ua nothing, since Elder 



report of the anti-Masonic Contention recentl 
held in Chicago, and Inst week we opened the 
Cynosure fully ejecting to obtain a loi 



grandees that are every day extending ai 
^ngthening their rule and feingdnm in the 






king substitute, Mah-haAhoni, woul 
o forever used, instead of the gten 



oenr; the tearing out of his tongue by the 
ools and the burying of his body in the rough 



and buried in the valley of .lehnshaphat ; tl 



being told that nothing could be found i 
. dend body of Hiram but " a faint resoi 
nee of tbo letter G," extorting from him tl 

oi-over lost I Lord, my God, is there l 



r Masonry, we must 



i glorious gathering 






roglyphs, thai 
ill nut find fan 












panicd by a brass bund, left that city for Philn 
delphia Saturday afternoon, and on the Sobbatt 
following marched up Chestnut Street to tin 
Continental Hotel. At five o'clock they march 



kingdom* of hi faint in 






, (Juno U,) we lee 



of those " Knights" themselves pretend 
ard as sacred ? Secondly, after they were 
ity, if they wished to worship God, why could 

a tend of " nntrcliiug through crowds of 



rom a body composed, as the Grand Ori 

;ues" have foisted upon Mftsonry-" a body . 
vbieh has successively swallowed the rite of I 
Perfection; the rite Ancient ind Accepted, by ■ 

■ite of Memphis, with all the mingled aba'ur,: 

The editor thinks the grand lodges of U 
JuSted States should know nothing about •■ tl 
luprcme councils of the Scottish humbug," , 

iaignac'8 council is not a whit more illigetima 
ban is tbo council of Pike or Drummond." 
Wow w» b.U.vo this is only a fair, candid, 






," mid a Little boy Hflhc c 

a knoo, and looked into bis 

ostly ns If bo understood the imp 



wore even now filled with plenty, hi 
ngs were all well covered by insurance 

)f bis wife and only child in case of hi 
ac, he bad, the day before, taken a life 
' for a large amount; yet not one though 



;cn Sabbaths, a neglected Bible, 



S&SSSSaCjnosuii Tracts. 



" Ps, I have Bigued the pledge," said n litth 
" Corlaiuly," said tbo father. 






after that, two officers called m 



" Here, Willy, run to the store and tell i 

his father respectfully, but did not go. 

"Como, Willy; why, what's the mat 
Come run along." He went, but came 

"Where's the ale, Willy*" 






dron, sign the pledge, 



rakes you so dull to-night Hat 






Mission Lire— In t 



> had lately been re 












7 the church. Thel 

aod burial, are formed 
j the necessity of nppiy- 
thow services of religion. 
Instead of the religion of the popr, they teach 

he days of Voltaire down. Their higher de- 
'f the French infidelity. Notwithstanding the 

lo anything more than to secure a standing 
dace for the Bible and the Christian religion 
ilong side tho Koran, the Vedris, and all the 



lagalod, hns been banished from the lodges, 
nit anything short of this has full toleration. 






church, while plots against its very o*i«tci 
The progress and avowed designs of Rom 



s roput.lic the lout-stool of tl 






svewh-dlyccap-d attention that I'opcr; 

lion, nearly identical. Both are sprouts 
le same root. Their object is power; 
;rcngth lies in consolidation; their wenp 
icrocy, and the wires that control the v 
lachincry move in the dark. 
Secrecy embodies within itself a fearful 



t that it would bo of no use tog 



isouically, intbelodg. 



timiiiil ;■. Ii'.kv Willi (o<,|; |-l, lo .'ITi 11. t^ 






Ut-rod did nlieu he proinisi 



his fellow revolution^! 



won alone excepted. In the 



ire tho same. Obligation*; of 

cs the slave of his fellow i 
er sense of physical bondn 



HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



This is a very concise little Historv, showing 
le MODERN and OBSCURE ORIGIN-DESPO- 
10 and UNCHRISTIAN CHARACTER, RE 
VOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 
FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED BY ITS 
X ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTORI 
ANS. 



TRACT ON MASONRY, 

Now Published. 

AT $1.00 PER 1,000 PAGES. 
" MASONIC MURDER." 

R. BiiTOo^n't'itMU-rivViijii ai'',!'! 
per Hundred or $21111 per 1,.ii», llirro ouaht 

Kfc™^™m« .VS'm"u' , '' 
WE INTEKD TO 

REPUBLISH 



SEND ON YOCR ORDERS, 

from Masonic Oa 

AND PENALTIES, 

AS SWORN' TO BY THE GRANS LODOE OF 



GIVING HIS AND HIS FATIIEK'S 

Opinion of Free Masonry, 
I 1831. 1 



Opinion of Free Masonry. 
( 1832. 1 



CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS. 

The Mystic Tie 
Free Masonry, 

A League with the Devil. 

PRESENTED FOR EXAMINATION. 

Being a defence read leforo a Committee. 

pn ted in the trial of 1'ETER COOK nod 

LUCIA COOK at Elkhart, hid., with the par 

CC, ICopV 2( J C '^ | 3Co|tlc«50 ou, 

MINUTES 



DEPOSITORY. 

* CATAXOGl'i: OF BOOKS. 






wrora Lfinstian 

OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES, 
jontaining ppceciies of Rev. I. . 

MIN.UTES 



PITTSBURG, 

ontBining addresses of Rev. Dm. [Falrohlld, of 

U'jcrlii. ; Cooper, :.[ FliiliuMphia ; lUmli. 

...t lirookiwi ; Hlnticl, .rd uf Whualo . 

of Rev, Mr. Buird, n Seoecdil.K 

AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE 



CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE 

88 La Salic Street, 



Light on Free Masonry, 



REVELATION OF 
) FI 

■: CK.u-r. 



TIlEUYSTKKIt;.- ni.-i.ilii> !■ U.Ln W.Sllll' HV 



An Inquiry into Free Masonry 



■horchea that hold in t, IL.w ,,,;., hU || lt . ,,„. \|„ 

...... i'tioe JO „„„„. Tl,. ,' ,, I , 

ol«n.«, price »1.2|>, s.,tf. [,,,. of chni 



SECRET SOCIETIES. 

By Rev. Bivuj Mac DILL, and Di 

BEECHEP^ oui j ULA.SC1IAKD, , 

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by Rer. JOHN LEVCSOSW- 1 

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VOLUME 1. 




CHICAGO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1809. NUMBER 26. 


The Christisan nCmoife. 


feet, sacred, and momentous, than any such 


t**T l ^r^uT T Ied ov "f nt hT l0 


given in His word a most solemn and diree 


=~SE9'= 


thanadvanoing tho holy cause of tcmperancolthom? Let the Jew combino with the Jew, 
which they protend to cherlfh. And secondly, and the infidel with his fellow, and the Atheist 






t KCT 


earthly relationship, as God is more perfect 


spring tt/on ho fell; or give him any hope of 


Now it is true, thrt God's commands and pre 




instead of furthering it. by trampling down tbo 


0\ man of Ood, to do with such ivorn tecret 


services of R. D. Peam, M. D., to outer the 


ban man, or as the soul is more procioua than 


returning through Christ to that high relation- 
ship afterward, He must ordain for him an oft- 


copts to men comraeicod in tho garden of Eden ; 
and Jle, Himself, pnached the first gospel ser- 


Your, tool,, 

JOHN LETTER. 


Lot megive afewoxamplesof what 1 have 


aMOCJs,tioni 1 Jesus your Savior deolarod— 
" Tn secret have I said nothing." Every Chris- 
linn should hear aud obey the commaud— 


field at onco as a lecturer against secret 


God is indeed the first former of these bodies, 


recurring season in which to turn from the ab- 


mon to our first patents when fallen from the 




scon. 




societies. 


brongh which we are related to earthly par- 


sorbing cares and toils and bustle of tho world, 


toxt-"The seed of he woman shall bruise the 


PUOIW A CONSTANT READER. 




crate and touch not the unclean thing. 


Dr. Pkabe Is a Christian gentleman, Ibe son 


nts. But thepo bodies are but dust. Tho soul 


and come Into uninterrupted, soul-melting, 








W. POST. 


of a friend Quaker, who adherea from conviction 


a what makes tbe man, aa the proverb has ft— 
'The mind is tho man;" and God alone is 




the Sabbath right Attn God, and heard His 


X°dli.sZ°wW»ni. »-i»r or ,h. Cts- 


formed a love of tho mystical, and so were not 
ntho "Division," "Lodge," or "Temple," 


Rochester, July 1 Oth, 18fl[i. 




a season was man's original birthright. It be- 






moro than six months' before they would be 


Caiuioiciuli, Pi., Jaly 19, 1809. 








lived to impress and enforce those things on 




Odd Follows; and tbo next step they would go 


Editor Ctnosuxi; 


on Temperance and against Infidelity, but fuels 


■thit alretcheth forth tho heavens, andlayeth 


stltutoit. Ho could not be owned as our Father, 


others for near a thousand years, down to 


wbo >b the light of tho world, the incarnated 


a little higher still, into tho Masonic lodge 


I have been lead recently to think how Ig- 


called and constrained to enter tho service of 


he foundations of the earth, and forme th the 


by mankind as social beings, or unitedly honor- 


Methuselah's time, and ho down to Noah and 


KlorrofXF a Xrn!k>ud n t| ear kl' 3d " k " eS H <le 


Thus it is, recruits are furnished through the 


norance prevails— even in our highly favored 


tbe National Association of Christians opposed 


pirit of man within him." Our souls are 




his sons, and then many of those old reverential 


Lblt the te>tirooo, of tho OTm.tL'.jiirut the 


"reTxlwnTlnd OoTfoiTow" army'!' Anln 


land of gospel light and liberty, whero schools 


to Secret Societies from a sincere belief that it 


Hied to God-are begotten of Him-havo their 


economy of redemption demanded it, and all the 




^'rLioe":::':;*' P r,r," ™.'± " 


o verily believe that these, (so called,) " torn- 


institutions abound so plentifully for tho pub- 










perar.ee " orders, wcrs originally instituted by 


llo good, and for tho amelioration of tho hu- 


day. 


riglnally His own pure likeness, and enjoyed 


and social, for time and for eternity, required 


all along speaking with them by voices and 


c'omtoto'5 1 in7p'ri tl '.*id'' r °Th°.rk.°h. 11 to 


freo Masons' and Odd Follows' for tho solo 


man race. Why, just think of It! Tako * 


Rev. I. M. SsTnin, of Viola, I. B. R. Ahnoio, 


he fellowship and embrace of His infinite 










yi.ur liin„L.le young servant, (tbo wrlterof theso 


of Sycamore, and all others who have applied 
for lectures will do well to enter at once into 


ove. how laterally, how perfectly is God our 


"l^o^ 


mends and teachings about the Sabbath, His 
worship and tho way of salvation, were made 


£ri^£i:E^ i f£5 , E 


of building up the Masonic and Odd Fellow 
n— to be sure 1 Preach no more of that kind 


linos) for example. I have been to school all 

my life pretty nearly, have graduated from one 
of tho first colleges (in rank) In tho communl- 


correspondence with the Cynosure, Office (E. 


» comparison, is tho relationship of the earthly 


has treated the Sabbath as just such a fundn- 


known, and moro or less spread abroad among 




jf " torapernuce " to me, if you please, Mr. so- 


ty; and yet, withal, my dear reverend friend, 


A. Cook.) and they can now rely on the services 


atherto his offspring! and more, how negli- 


mental, all-important Institution. He has, aait 


men. And yet, life being shortened, mankind 


ava e an a .1,0 lo tbe ov,l mid daneor of Sa- 


rot society mandator 1 


I never knew there was a war being woged a 


of Da. Peas* in an; locality where the friend* 


cut, la he prone to be in fulfilling it? But 


would seem, both in instituting and enforcing 


greatly multiplied, and withall so ready to forget 


tion is reached 8G O r rary"thi 3 Divine ^™ Umn i^ 


A "Templar of Honor and temperance, " who is 


gainst seorctlsm, and existing secret orders, 


of the cause will get up meetings and provide 


ven he vriU give to his children tirno and op- 


it, made use of tho utmost possible means to 


all these things— God saw fit, in great meroy, 


.in., with nore'r eeaaing 8 ,.r', S ro W lr,g po.° r| 


Iso a Free Mason, (and at prcscn; the " Wor- 
hipful Master of ;tho Masonic lodge hero,) 


until two or three months siuco I How my 














lunllit.'.l with the I'hriHliu.. CvNOSiniK I flow 


and back. An? thing more which may be 


erse with himself Ho wants them to knew 




mar,*.;, wriflen form. So in His own good time, 


EifHfEL'izHH' rIB 2 


•Temple of Honor and temperance, " is bos- 


much 1 havo learned In a. short spaco of time 1 


raised will be devoted (scrupulously) to tho 




exclusively reserved from the cares and labors 














Ho began His written word, with Hia written 


^scSSz'.SS 






I have also the pleasure of informing the 


eive sod reciprocate his love. So the father 


season of holy rest for man to spend with Him ■ 


precepts. And O what an impress, what a ter- 


y and Odd Fellowship in all thoso secret tem- 
perance societies. I have heard several dilT- 


""""- "'" 1'" M»iniiH loilco hero, when lo 


friends of the cause that Rev. L. Foster, a 




and He arranged for it accordingly. He made 


rifie solemnity did He throw around it, and es- 


destroy them. O may the hiding places of 


rent Masons say : "Tbo Temple of Honor and 




faithful Christian minister and reformer, well 


egularly every evening from his distant work 


HIb own work of creation, or of fitting up this 


pecially that part of it which He had .before or- 


the light of God, tho besom of destruction 


omporance possoses all of Free Masonry it dare 


the OTNoseni, ; and next Elder J..hi. C. Stearns' 


known in Illinois, has consented to act as office 


o the dwelling of its nurse, and would take his 


earth for man, to conform to it, and impree, it. 


dained at creations close! He begins His^ 


sweep them and all their fruits of Sodom from 


ossess;thoy have got as much or Masonry in 


I cVrefol an.i' > pr*' t ''ii.il'rr!.u!l rallnfr Am 


editor of the Ctnoborg for the forih-coming 






written command for it with asoleran.REMEM- 






volume. Ma. Foster is a Catholic spirited, 


raw its attention to himself— saying to those 


make the world in ?' He could have spoken it 


BER! "Remember the Sabbath day to keep 


fore the whirlwind of' the Almighty let them 


empe^'eerlnd not ""Lp«.noe^oS*S 


IZ'Z ! my V »l«mnto 'good"?" 1 ' Indeed Tfook ^ 








it holy. Six days shait thou labor and do all 




v." JAMES F. LAYTON. 




against slavery. Be is an acquisition to the 


is father." 


n six minutes, or one minute, just as well. And 


thy work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath 







Church In Aiiplaco, I consulted with my 








of the Lord thy God. In it thou shall not do 




pastor about the subject, aud I found bo was 






six days-was He tired and weary aid To need 


any work, thou, nor thy sou, nor thy daughter, 


Glory be to tbo Father, and to the Son, and 


THE CONVENTION AT ELLIN- 


auti-Mason altogether in his principles. I huvo 
miriioously deferred, I consider, from gotllng 
i. to the meshes of that murderous institution 1 


for the east, to be absent some weeks, and I 


or filial sympathy and acquaintance with Bim- 


or rest ? '• Behold the Creator of the ends of 


nor thy man servant, nor thy maidservant, nor 


to the Holy Ghost, ,, AMEN. 


" 


request those who wish to write mo on the sub. 


elfT His own nature and relationship must 


tho earth fuinteth not neither is weary." No- 


thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy 


K 


Although I don't belong to .your county, I 


ri.usitNAr... l gtil K n..ra n ce Masonry thrives. 


jeot of the Ctkobum, to direct to "Rev. L. 


eniand it ; yea, if we might so speak; the 


no— God did not need bo much time to make 


gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven 





Juld do so dl4»o(!1 t/e" weight of'venrs, and 


That is, lhoir.ne.nL.ers know uotlhng about tho 


Foster, SB LsSalle street, Chicago, III." 


atural affection of our God, would require it. 


the world In, nor did Ho uce J rest after He had 


and earth, tbe sea, and all that in them is, and 


Editob Creostmr:. 


odily infirmities fobid it. I approve of the 


.!■■:. ■! .-'[,. Uu\:M.-\, l.nl, . m, ,,„,!,.■ tO publish 


Tho subscription list of the Ctnoscre is 
steadily increasing. Will not thefriendaBccond 


3e truly, wants His offspring to fame Him— to 
eek His presence, learn his character and will, 


s wi^ti™ r*L'^' 


blllVl SabWh day 'iSt^ 


°,'lH'!r liEzi °° d ,' '°"ir °t^ 


bject. and heartily wish you God speed. 1 
cknowledge with shame, that I was impious 


iEnlfHE^noSlHioToiEa 


J. BLANCHARD, Chairman Ex. Com. 


o receive and reciprocate Hislovo, and come 


a Sabbath for man 1 So important did Ho re- 


— ^"^^^^: 


mony of strewing flowers upon the tombs of 
deceased soldiers. These loaders wcro General 


noa R h to take the three first degrees of Free 
Uasonry. shortly after I was t-enly-one years 


1™". um. 1 ; G™d ,»i gi°. tiTuu'r.™, d ,°r. 














BP1TOH9 APPEAL. 


uthority and honor are concerned in it; and 


institutc and ordain it. He wrought it into the 


seemed ild!cd "2Tfl "^ *"* ^ "" 


one ever saw those men indulge in any private 


after witnesTn 'tLir'.nleccnt an^ooMsTccT- 


lon,7.V« ort:»,>.p..W^ ">W.°qo4 












lut^pS^ 




Cysosdbs. It has been a year of labor and per- 












sonal sacrifico with us, but we do not regret it. 


But how shall nn opportunity be given for 


God has used to enforce on mankind lu sacred 


■le" biTni' Th" i tT a " d 0bl ' gQl10 "'. A '" i 


fas'h , b"u ,t ^^ 


spare words or save your lashes, dear Crno- 














f,.r I B .m.vrely affirm that th.-, „f ,loing rao'ro 
for M^onry than for the gloriou, temperance 
cause ! Yours for tho War, 


we havo had God's smile in it, and His favor on 


For here tt must be remembered, that God !s a 


are, if possible more wonderful still: For first, 
we have HIM, tbe infinite and unwearied 


timo to spend iciiA Him, as boly time with a 


SHH^^H^rH,f 


riptTo^orwimfr^e t0 etHenetdtoVth B e 


it. Some 4000 copies of our little sheet now go 


re exactly adapted in their capacities and 


Creator of all worlds, ceasing from His*own 


ioly God— as time in which to turn away from 


truction r 




JAMES F. LAYTON". 


forth into all parts of the Union pouring the 


owers to bold converse with God ; yet lure. 


work and with all the condescension of a fa'her 


all the low cares and things of earth, and be 


Or is it only In pnblic that those men hunt 


But a few of their nitro.l-irtorv ,ll ' l, |'"^ " ll!l 





light of truth upon the rites and works of dark- 


»e cannot see and bear and talk with 


rtslu'.g before His offspring-man, to impress on 


wrapt up in spiritual, adoring, saving, ap- 


out the resting places of descosed soldiers, on 
great occasions of display, when speeches are to 


Twoormoreofth-fratemitv took mo In a 


INTEUESTING CONVENTION. 








proaohes, and intimate, unintorupted filial con 






sary.' He is, now in a special manner, pressing 


nxnd or tout, is necessarily much employed 


thus pledged Sixuelf to recognize the day, and 


verse, with our God and Savior. This, our 


No where did we see tbe Fourth of July, our 




This quilt, sequestered nook;has.foi two days 


or. his works ol unrighteousness with all *mi- 


bout the wants and cares and tolls of tbe body. 


spend it with those who would spend it with 


original relationship to Him requires— this is 


lothing but my last garment. They then pls- 


octnaloued by tho presence of delegates to the' 
thirty-fllh Annual Convention of tho Delta 


ebtene*,. 


»bich tend strongly to interept this spiritual 


Him. In this sense it was reserved and .aneli/Ud, 


our heavenly birth-right, which no man should 


though, it fell on that day this year; and 'yet, 


jage over my eyes, and a rope, or cord noosed 




Then'more-the grid's thing, around us- 


MI^God aid e" mrdVabtew.r^AnTcLd 




by a grand commander of a secret society, and 


round my neck. In this ridiculous plight, I 


Upsilon AtUx-Stcret Fraternity. This organi- 




Correspondence. 


si-tltm is o posed, for the most part, of Chris- 


treague and deception, and that on every hand. 


»ll its objects, doings, interests, events, con- 
vorsatiooB and pursuits, very readily catch tbe 


blessed the seventh day and sanctified It, be- 


t the first step, by some sharp pointed inslitu- 
uent presented violently to my naked breast ; 

nd I was informed In tbe conversation that (ol. 
owed, that It would be my immediate death if 


tian young men, who according to tho pream- 


tev^tkat^lwrtld ou't bTrlfff '" 


rhrhHrhivLii!dVnTrid f r" ,tt nEriret 


^ «'«OHO,ia i J«lyS8,18G9. 


quarters than there was on tho Fourth of July. 
The orations made at the graves wcrs as full of 


to cultivate tho moral, mental and social na- 


the fountain set open for her. He Is forming 


different organs and senses or tho body ; they 


that man might rest, and come into His acknow- 




bombast and sentimentally as arc those made 


made any resistance. This is a -ample of the 


ture of those with whom it comes in contract. 


dark chambers under the foundations of our 


pour in upon the soul ten thousaud thoughts, 


ledged, holy, saving presence. O what an im- 


one friend of the atiti stcret order movement 


dencc" ann '" Mttl7 ° ° Ur nBtlonnl ,nd °i' en - 


ooleries and forcings of tbe occasion. 


It is founded on the' principles of the brolher- 


government, full of materials for a dire explo- 


ouoerns, ennotions and viowa, which obscrb 


press and enforcement has the Sabbath here ! 


promises to ontor the field as a lecturer. His 


The question arises whether those soldiers 




'".'"' \ I ! '^.r'-i',' 11 lb "'; fo ' ,e necd * ao mya ' 


eion; and ia every where sapping under God's 


and swallow up its attention. Indeed (here is 


Then more— God enforced this institution 












inislte filial converse with God unless these 


farther by making the world's creation a eon- 


Wh"^rf firtulpy V'tl IhfrlZT'or 


the Sabbath was to bo desecrated in order to 


Ja?£ai^^ 


ET'fme'd "r 'aS ES^mH" ""^ 


^Tbllfc Z'Vork thTonir," tlw&Lg with 


hiugs, for the time-being, are shut off and set 


\7lTZ^hLllT^Cll72l 


^S!!v^ t !^^^£t!lMAt- 


do them honor. Tbe Sabbath is one of the 




ve 6 |l o^creeT'trhide 1 work^ foom Ac 


alarming success. Hero is fearful danger ; and 


t*n*toZ£ TZTJ'ZZ ^e"" could 


in them ls"-into a monnment on which right 


Let any one who purposes travelinp for the 


natural coincidence thata eecret society should 


godrij -WM. SUATTUCK. 


eye o the pro cssors or t o public. 






was it not right to lift up the voice of warning 
















not havt their attention on keeping and dressing 






cratioa. While pretending to do honor to the 






n ow«e lt ,uZrbeZ!t."d tiZc uafe, the 


he garden, and at the same time on God. They 


with our first parents.lookingoutcnall created 


JAMES S. HICKMAN. 


defenders of our liberties, they were violating 




We have a quiet looking hen with two chick- 








those liberties depend. And such is tho true 




o herself the rights of crowing m a very mas- 


enr Lord, had our efforts and bid us go for- 


cares and labors, if they would come into that 


sacred institution. And then, God's teachings 


Duta, O., July 20, 1863. 


character of Masonry in almost every thing It 


Web. ivVdwell. °»l"a da^^agellm^MM^ 




But wc cannot without help. Help us, 


relationship to Him required. 


1TZ ^^L^ZlTyl this 


paper. It has the look of Apostolic boldness 




y the Rev. Dr. Latimer in a sermon to his Ma- 


'p^i^j^s^s^^s. 


friends, by speaking through the Crnosr/Ri, and 


But when man, rom tho very exaltation of 


impression; and eo wo find they counted their 


in its pages, in attacking this groat iniquity of 


gloried himself with a speech. It was in Xow 


onic brethren, in the city of Rochester, on St 


"\,T iTl,,., !," laffec'lcd her' modesty oT^ 


riirifr.T^iiL'trTmpio,'"""!.^" 


y exposed to disobey and fall, and did fall- 


^^J^^^TS^W* 


secrotism, which seems to rest like the pall of 
death on some communities. That Masonry 


York and to the westward that the Sabbatq 


Who make up thll circle of friend* and inti 


;^b«Llol«.z"^^ 


.tal .J it.. W. „n',t] depend, imte'OM, 


his delight and lov.-woa set to shun His pre- 


to thoughtless men, an Impressive memento of 


Trol m^S^^^uJSZ pote^'tobe 


OLD SOLDIER. 




JJow taMbu gnJoUj raJinedAriUti" to 




icnoe, to depart from Him, and was ready to 




through the winter two years ago, at a certain 


CiBBONMLs, PA., July 31, 1860. 


ntimaey exists? The answer is— Tbo holy 
tan of God or minister of tho gospel— the pro- 


which she deems herself ontitled. She did not 
pause for resolutions or speeches, but entered 
at once upon her field, and chanticleer per- ' 


fifty thousand, for the people are waking to 


benefits of his heavenly relationship, without 


by ^"h Tim^sT Irt'S! 


whole township. Several hundred had boon 


Since I have been made acquainted with 


ruukard— the bold demoior of Christ, and bo 


.rui.lK'tie iiiinkh' in his eye, as if he thought 


their danger; and then will wo make the light 


an oft-recurring season most sacredly devoted 




led to embrace the Savior. Toward the close of 


vour righteous eause-(lhis anti-secret society 


n sworn nnfon with these men ! I Tell It not in 


with ast'ut nwav. ^Wheawr "hU ahrHrTok! 


0t U. d ™l"ftS t7arV. h I- n U d k. b.ld „t 


to be*pontu>uAGOD,inan intimate, unbroken 


wiTk, tUUo?rw!rldTr!ltplV, B lX l ed 


^X^^^^^i^SS. 


movement,) and since I havo been a reader of 
tbo Christian CTNostms, my eyes have been 


Ht^X™(£ 


riinrs out, she at once answers it with doflant 
note, stretching her neek as high as bis. Ho 


wi"X»T^~«u»toX»j d o"°(p>™^ 


"* iTTlV revcr loft must have been the 




geTh« l°7rter; S wh!hT"Thn d cler^yman'was 


^s^M^^sz^i^s^^ 


orhath' Christ wftU Iffl^-taV pa". 


y asserts and exercises her rights. 


Z;,:ZZ!:T°^T«"1'IZZ 


What use then were God's Word, when men 
would not stop to hear it? What use Hiscostl) 


most saered institution (as wo shall show in Us 
proper place.) He made this vastly greater 


^m^^lVS^^SM 


influence really is. The writer has been Init- 
iated, and shown all through three of the most 


•• Affinities 1" What affinity can thoro bo 
etween ono who his really tbo image of Christ, 




redemption, unheeded and unsought? What 
use indeed wcro probation itself, given up to 
one constant rush for present things and left 


plainly, indeed, seized on tho strongest possible 
means for enforcing It. Well may we exclaim 


taken, and during Ave whole hours he continued 
in this strain. The clergyman related tho cir 
cuiuslance to me himself, so that it cannot be 


»!Ticfous^\rwi!^ 


But then Dr. L. says farther— "The love of 




THE SABBATH. 


Tho iVyiV ii-i.l , n.enn, .us several wino- 
",,,,;.■, 'l.tn ,„,::., i.ii.l often more freely 




as did the Psalmist, in view of this same fact— 








to.^^ ,_ 


without a Sabbath? 


■• This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous 


£ o «u°Mdi^ 


lari,'' and tho " Templars of Honor and Tem- 
perance, " audi therefore claim to know 


Jod" fltesTo hisTelief "Ind 1^5^"!^ 


"; :: :":ri3'StS^;H 


















embraced in those material bodies, and ere in 


hath made, wc will rejoice and be glad in if 




they really are. as well as what they are not. 


f crime: And jot ho Is to be relieved— 


l.y.l, wiii.-.nal:...- ..wl.ufos brand t-ruaking, 






-(Psalm 118: 23-24.) 




I sincerely believe they are doing the devil's 






His relationship U> us. Mankind aro the off- 










ood— all to tho contrary notwithstanding! 




spring of God. God Is our father. Ho sua 


poor orphan spirit— an outcast from a heavenly 


has defended tbe Sabbath, and enforced its ob 




first place, they are building up the institutions 








father's heart ! But for fallen men to bo left 


servaneea on mankind, by all tho weight of His 


Masonic oaths, hut he atoned in the midst of his 


of Freo Masonry and Odd Fellowship, rather 


norganixation ? It nol tho Church enough for 


mo erate. 



The Christian Cynosure. 



feetual means employ 






' "Odear," exclaims 



if they do;" imp>i.lfinh 



mother's apron strings." &c, 

By similar means is the reft 

the pledged teetotaler, indi 

pledge and enter the sudduci 






or the whole army of cold water fanatics r 
Assort jour libertj. " Who's afraid of a drunl* 
arda ghost!" All this ia in perfect kecpin 



lioly adopts the same method to overcome th 
conscientioua scruples of hie hearers, with rt 
' gard to secret societies, sarcastically and snee. 
ingly remarking that "some very conseientiou 
people eannotjoin a secret Temperance order- 
they are afraid of the ghost of Morgan I" Ye ( 
Dr. Rop, we'ore a/raid of the ghost of Morgan 



for 















t of Morgan I The profac 



young mother writing to the editor of t 



nd," "Poorlitt/c Afrs. Bland, with her 
dea." Theae with Deacon Quirks "old felt 
" are the author's mind creations when sh< 

New England; excelled only by the slmlla 

ough he dies without confessing Christ ; ho, 
If. " Mary Cabot ;» her aunt " Wini/nd," a 

a New England faith. This aunt too, has 



Peeling, the writer tclls,[us "underaonie 



; is a history of the Eight Illinois Cavalry, 
Thla regiment raised by Sen. J. F. Fnrnswortn, 



ioir children. Dr. Hai 



though . 



wedonborgian. Sho quo! 

>ya nothing of those other 
ie author aha holds up to ( 



"Why, John." Soenc 



'Popular Pastime, 



They acknowledge tha 






.ociety an.....gst us who have sworn to e< 
.ther to keep secret all crimes a brother t 

notice of all approaching danger that they n 



neat— pluckiDg out right eye sins, as bj 

jsoiuent— walking with Christ, overcomin 

:r, and Che like— as an amusement 1 

it ; and it is already hinted that a genet 






religions murder them, directly or indirectly, 
in one way or another. The era of large fami 

dorfrinw. That ia, the era when the Cbrlstiai 
religion meant something and its professor! 



make a worldly religion. 

i tha book called » Gates Ajar," (whlcl 

a speelmea,) we have the modern stylo of 

gion which includes— 

. A contempt of real serious Godliucs 



Churches of the Uoitcd States are represented 
by such euphonious names as " Duuon Quirk? 
his gawky son " Ab'madab" whose merit is that 
he despises Mb father's religion;" Rtv. Dr. 












lodging; calmly 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE, CHICAGO, AUGUST 10, 1869 



lall wo look tamely ( 















however, as to have no Royal Arch Masoi 
the jury, and is found guilty of his crime b 
laiyful peers, he sues a Royal Arch Govt 
for pardon, and if ho supposes his Masonio 

have no security for our lives or pro, 

beted to. No moniber of that degree ha; 
any thing by disclosing hia wicked purposi 

da.o not eiposo bin. on penalty of death, 
great danger to the Government itself. 



iu this free GovornmBil! I answer, by the 



e fraternity by Masonic oaths. The err 
ig to the order of mdnightsecretmcci.n( 



I Favours . 
Albany, and that (1 






ion of such oaths, as claii 



ron— to pluck out both 






Jablr to my conformity t 



■ [,.r ei K hl hours, thtt the 









y he be good to Indian, I 
le us most too long. Ni 
mesa great people, and 






lore fight, but raise corn, wheat, oat 






iod with the rites of Baal. Now leaders ha 
Ltisen who desire the prestige of their nuuiuc 
k nd the power oi their press and funds, wh ; 



all the power and prestigi 



attempt to modify t 



jauon, Fa., last Ma; 

eiity-one for the ol 
a of Temperance lod 

.taken Christiana iu 
eady as corrupt , 



But they 



> Tempi 






ease them; just as tt 
cry who denounced t 



governed by the lodge. The United 



■ogational churches in B 
Well, after this victory 
' good feeling. Error. 



icg is so haughty, savage and un 






I Professor Wrirlil--., this* 



lentioocd to another. Wbat abroach u E 

i «ad in. I 



sentiment of justice, self n 

plastic period of life. The o 

n ho becomes a doctor of dlvinta 
m, and afe, [ [ 



. |.lc.1l^.- 



I go I 
uery on the otb,j I 
ian approaches 
at liberty to w I 



iperanco Societies;" thbt is to say Odd Fel- 
* and Good Templars. This auroly is cc 
defiant enough ! He simply nullifies at 
;s a rule sustained by bis General Confe 



■ UISMIIMIH , 



The old woman , 



hat iho bay could not see 



Led to a third party. Thiid,. 
kept seoret are; and m, , 



Concentration of power is the object of ihu. 



animal sn< 
He there 
o house the ( 






jonsibilily to his Maker. 



yield implicit ohrdionec 



>r general of tbo thirtj. 



do you want hereT" Poi 



her petty clanjhipi that fill ou 



soever they please. In i 






e dwelling of Copaul. fie crept 



i promote. To array class 
jgular business. Do plants 

Wo are Invited to join in 
the Catholic ohuroh. V( 






e thy neighbor aa thyse 






kind court the light; 
ho general good that 



s happy spirit to that place where I 



TUB WESLKV1N 1 



'ear of coming boldly out before the 
with our testimony is itself a wi 

st the vengeful and persecuting spi 
(Orgt orders— yet it is " the fear of 
. bringeth a snare. It is akin to 
icd ol Christ. It demonstrates a want of 



ion of the following: 

. the Widtyan. I once thought the mission of 
■ L - Wcsloyan Methodist Conneotiou, ended- 






POPERY AND FREij JI. 

nciple as that which underlies Masonry 
thont a thought or a queetion as to Its inno 

triors, and exact, as tho conditajn of giv- 
ing information, tbo promiso that it shall noi 



i Bible Cburt 

in Masonry, I boear 
leyans aro right oi 
present views of Mu 



ning a Methodist organ 






THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, AUGUST 10, 1869. 99 


IPlPOBTANT HOTICK--A OIFT OF 


ike Jesuitism, It occasions the very otIIb 


origin is selfishness , to resist them by cnltl- 


LET W^RnDia BE- 


tnu • ii'? 19 ' ThC J "li'' l ' t o* 10 w thorn 


been the wo rat boy in tho school, (J Lord mat 


MINUTES 










The xueor, and misrepresented ridicule, and 


Tho superintendent knolt down by Tom's side 




" Western Tract Society," editor Chrittian 


chief as a Mason ^f^]™^^™** 


IHSS^SHS 


Christian, it violates the precepts or religion 


^5«f3*f^9SJ 


and they all pra yed together. 


Aurora Ghristian 


Preu.wl publisher of "Finney on Maaonrj," 
to present one thousand copies of that greatest 


e Z7nrj l NoTaTwTf our hs^CS of th« fj 




""Tb^Maso^'protcnd that the, have a source 


shall sco their corruption and loathsomeness, 
and be led to shun them as a moral pestilence. 




CONVENTION, 


work of President Rnnej'l great life, to the 


ion, played parts before tho scenes, the 


hnman family; thus joa will approach nearer 


urh'oAi which is unknown to every body but 


college. He is now a missionary, and Is preacl 


OPPOSED TOSEORBTSOCIETraB, 


first one thousand ministers who apply for it. 










ing to tho Africans about Jesus, who becam 




sending the postage, (whicli is twenty cents,) 
to the publisher. The gift is intended for 


,„t of slavery ns they poasibly could, 
and then increased their capital by op- 


cieaarc over all bis works. 


out 1 "ui "r'th" 'Th™' 1 * ''"/Ti B[vi " s " 


Go forth little sheet aad scater tho seeds o 


the txrety for ainnora.— Church Union, 


l,on ", ] l«'trrs'r'l C ,-nVrn l ,u 1 ent work of" ^"^ 


br^J^w*^*£*to 9 *Fta- 


enough to buy it. 


truthl scatter tho lightl till tho darkness o 
every den of iniquity shall be Illuminated trill 


Al'l , l\lIlMi'> AiiAIV'STHITl! Till 


Minutes of the 


preaching, teaming, etc., in some one of the 
Christian denominations 


snakes a merit 'out T "such "o^b"^^!.?* 1 


foMdatfotf ttt morally ^LTltCon, 'by 


the very date of light upon fouadetion .tones, 




iness ri"^"'" 11 "? several clerks, a short tim 
store. He dotermin " J to nr,ltc ' 1 lll ° habits o 


National Christian Convention 


Thia noticp will be kept sMi-ding in the 
to^«A"«tbeffin"teS In his neighbor- 


^^^Jt,^^^!^JJ, 


fostering partiality, placing the truth orGod on 
a level with the inventions of men, of tho most 


with which they have no right to meddle. But 
when one asks for their light, the onswor Is, oh, 
no, that is a great mrstcry, ngreat secret which 


I have examined and I think it is just what is 


;PITTSBUEG, 


TUose who apply will be particular to apply 


cited before, he would probably be derided. 


bliss, and everlasting life and glory. 

Kll>l< t 1,1. INSTEAD OF AIH.l TlilM . 


Willy, but must be ,i.en out only to such .. 
degrade their mauhnad by binding themselves 
with an oath to serve us and our purposes 1 


numbers, which you wish to circulate, I wit 


these j'Oung men to di<tcc J " ver ' ■■'P^aiblc, which 
one, if either of them wns iim" 11 "'""''''^ 


Conlalnln addra ' ' " ld TUl ' 130S ' 




Mason should pursue a similar course from Ha- 












116 Elm street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 


sonio art, ho would he extolled, favored and 


^Whon persons, or papers, try to sustain their 


little joker ; now you see it, and now you don't ; 


Tempc™ccc'uuso,'but' denning men' "in lan'v 


and the last to leave at night; his drew. w„- 


at that body. 


Correspondence. 


of Masonry, which the people at large do not 
are carefully organized. They K arri B on, under 


position by meeting truth and reason with rid- 
ioulo; it shows tholf cause is very bad. We 
have an illutration of this in the following ei- 


the'christian religion! 

to let their light>hine before men. They would 
have to blush interestingly, like a young, pur e 


root and cut ol? tho fcedcra The principle i 


This circumstance awakened his suspicion* 
and ho arranged a plan to conceal himself in the 
store, so that he might discover what ocenred 


National Cbristian Association 


„.^SSSi 


Oppo.edtoae.-n.taoc.Btl™, etc. 

EZKA A. COOK. 


SS5S£'?S3 


untiring, plotting politicians, and know ei 

spoils by throwing thelrwoight upon one side 
or another. Their religious character is as 


Philudelphia Inst week, furnished another vivid 
illustration of the fools not all being dft.il vet, 
by attempting to get through that body a Rcb- 




ANOTHEB LsTClTcOOK. CASE. 


wncn the clerk supposed himself unobserved. 
Having rent the young man upon an erraod 


8 8 U 3a , 1 a.tr t0 .,0 I nOA a o. 


" 'any .ucuTr'eKnce" S'lte/tt'lS^T 


cing the Order as deistical, idolatrous, ant- 
christian, and hostile to the Church. His 


but the dark would conceal them; tho light 
would he too glaring for their delicate Christ- 
ian compleetinn. 


bell, of Iowa, writcathat he has been excluded 


place of concealment. Tho door was looked as 


Scatter the Documents. 














from his Church on the general charge of in 


order. While waiting for tho dust to settle be 


SKCRETISH: i„ relatloQ to tho Pnrltj of 






ported that any decision on the subject, by 


good and worthy brothers who eahibrtcd t'h.m- 


subordination for being opposed to Masonry. 




tho Charcli, unJ tho Saroty of tho Stat*. 


',"mt.lo-M\°r The 'kingdom oTf™", lib- 


^Z,\[ZrZltl\'TT^'Z 


lhM™nM™>\nmll must hinge^upon «£" 


uli'lt 0n .pt.r , «"h,l PU wte„ Ph ;ne™"w,; 


with Rev. E. 0. Town, of Bella, Iowa, a Buptis 


Ei!r3fHt:itzz'w,H 


^•^tof^tfwijjjjrij; Ittrsati 


jest of sovereigns, Louis Philippe, was sup 


seeker, for spoils and plunder the country has 


nothlrg, was pretty certain 10 make an ass of 


b and of'llas'oaic hrothm, 'e'chltl thl'fulUog" 


soaa. 'i immediately .ubseribed fur it. and I 


todonowitl.it. The young man rvent to tho 


i : ^'?xr^ 


planted by secret societies, under the pretext 


never seen. Our net, allies were mere mer- 


hi y *t d 


gery of a militia colonel, wanting nothing but 


am well pleased with it. I am new In my Htl 


window and sat in silence a few moirienH, ap 


'■'■■ ^'i'.i,,^ ",'!." !"-,„'" fl ^ '■' ^^ ■-' , "-"I'^i'w- " uw ' 


of Bellies op republican govermont, and turned 


ceearies; spoil and plunder being their main 














object. But the day of spoil and plunder is 






Mason. I connected myself with the M. E 












Tor once, the Masons seemed proud, unblushec 


Church in 1832, in Fajotte Co., Pa.' Thia.ln 








to/ the people, tho true republican party- 




and immodest, letting their light shine in a full 








sept in a constant ferment for half a century. 




bond of Union TcCritj. The'^worM ' Is'wido 


blase of glory before men. They tonk a sub- 


the knee to Baal. 


^le'anT »uc^L n "^a Tr fl^if ^".^ M* 1 " ^T 


Or JNO. T, WALSH, N.vr Uwe, To """' 0Wea * ,> - 


Inst one a year, by Masonry. Tne slave °po» 


"m^'M 'b'™V"to , Vh*p'"rJt'io°i"'of 




lime poss, struck an immense tableau attitude, 


I think there ought to bo an anti-oath-hoaod 


er and sister, his employer, and particularly 


Allovlcw orprco.iu>.. ol > rr , & ClU;fB j, v- . 






Tho power and eminence of the Church of 






for n brother clerk, who, he feared, was yield- 




eminent for many lon 5 year,, b, tho force Of 
Masonry, Odd Fellowship Knights of the Gol- 
den Cirele etc., etc. It was through the aid 


±gjr^agfiJ££J 


Home, arc, in a large degree, due to the self- 


until ope wondered if euch mountebnnk'move! 


tho United States, so as to call out our strength 
I stand alone in this township, sn far as speak 
log openly is concerned. The,, „o pers.n, 


ing ho left the store, unconscinus of having 


b °"""" a ' Mta " r » :; -^Z. 


Reined aTd^r^^ebemo" "" 


^,^rfwt~™n,"tot .'heir cldTel 


I^sSss^isil?™^ 1 *^ 


meets really ever had any thing to do with 
building or guarding Solomon's Temple, con- 


""IndT'have had to suffer the same penally u 


ssSSSd'TS^s 


THE MYSTIC TIE 




'^•^M^gii^i^ '"."'by- their 


t li" "tomTln^'lTc" BUi'' "if Ol" ^ 


g.to?ih J o'cri.™ , ,i°rdirion°'T7w'h„ d |e P ™re". 


Mr. Cook .ad wife did. 


dred dollars aye.r, and he w„ g| v „„ t |,„ po . 


OR 


power between tho two legitimate party divis- 


defection. We don't' ask them to stay; .11 


i. out against .11 secret societies. Perhaps 


mony ended In a dance. 


woa expelled from the M. E. Church. Thepre 


'JtaeTlmin'al'acls^ad^LlruTscove'red' ''™' 


FREE MASONRY, 


ions of republicanism and democracy, and on 


hat we ask is that they will meet ua. 

» ON THE SQUARE, 


a Christian Bishop, as a secular r'dUgeeditor. 


Here, for once then, Masonry hu let Its light 


siding elder, the circuit preacher, 1 and all the 




X ...,...: WITH THE DEV1I, 


whichever side they bring their force to be«r, 


n-Hiril WAV ABIt YOST UOING 1 


atrtlclea of Ibe Confederation 


tarry the day. They are mercenary political 


■>■ SEDOWICK^XTKBS-.t.O. 10. 


And possibly even Masons themselves may yet 
learn that anti-Masons are not all " eroct brai- 


were all these monkey-shines for? Men can 


the balance of the Quarterly Conference were 


A little irl n.moTsmu.1, went home from 


Being a defence read before a Cornmittco, ap- 












Church full of what she had soon and heard. 


pointed In the trial of PETEB COOK i LOCIA 


may g.rc their weight to which ever party will 


dist circuit preschor was at his bouse, and be- 


Blshops, Senators, and Clergymen who disap- 


soma object in view. These noble grand Sir 


tion and bylaws fur townships to orguniaa un- 


Sitting at the table with the family, she asked 


COOK at Elkhart Ind , with Uie particulars of 


pay them ibe highest rates, in office and 






Knights Templars must have meant something or 






pro6U. 

Wo are aware that Masonry claims with 


^V. 1 ,'' T.'n'rfL'i'i'mln to 0*~J£ 


the subject. 


»'",e b |;,.°«t n u™lL P ":gr1; , ,nKln°g 


"ihi'wSwi^^^EihoiitS 


and in a very angry manner replied, " I. It your 


a Price 1 Copy 21) cents. S OOpieB SO cents. 
eOdpicea.100. 


ety, that Masons are loo holy, pious, benevo- 




brotherhood whose band of Union is charity." 
But this is by no means a description of Free 


why might not Knights Templars do the same ? 
But King David'a object is known. It is not in 
the dark ; it is ho mystery j it had no double 


Ists did years ago, but the, (we) will prevail. 
(Quakers,) and the anti-secrot soeiely ; and ' 


mother, or year Aunt Sally, that has pat vou 
up to that, m, little girl !» 


LDCIi COOK, Elkhart, Ind. 






i % ^'!!!^^^^t^S^Z 


b°u',"... I .r mai'n'.",!' .'h."." P ™»."'"of H> 




significance. What is that of the right worthy 
Knights Templar? 


„,"„„ of .11 Cbu,"cL ttat «« »«'"»" 


d"o h yo d .°p,.y r *'" ""' e ° i " 8 S" '"""" '"''" 


Light on Free Masonry, 


men, bad office-holders, and what evidence is 


3e said yes, and sneaked off. He seemed to 


moaWn, as has been proved again and again ; 


Reader, wo will give you our suspicious, for 


WM. F.iCAMl-UKI.I. 


This wns more than her father could stand, 


IIY/ELOfillD. DKHNAltD 


there that ono secret society is any better than 






where Masonic light cihibila itself it always 








another. We ore very willing to admit that 


aws of the couolry. He wanted to be let 


Then, as to Its rAari/y-no conspiracy orcombi- 


gives such a double vision that we cannot help 




















our susp.cions-we suspect that by such moon- 








the.r organisation from being a political fac- 




Its very life, and constituting principles is— 






'•Father," said the little creature with sweot 




once turned himselljover, bound hand and foot, 


f"useso I f"Z°»r"."c™n"th' 1 e SSiWS 


«.« against the general good. 
But tho above writer very justly compares 


that— biased art (he peace maker,! Following 


Oae Sabbath afternoon a big hoy stood at the 


simplicity, ".Mtr/tiray are y™ going t" 




by barbarous oaths, to a secret organization ; 


nsiitalion, winch I lookcd^upoo a^defbrnic 




the lead of the great Boston peace jubilee, the 
Templars are trying to make peace for or riA 
our Southern brethren, who are almost all Ma- 


before. Hi, father and mother had brought 


started "cm" bj.'oh.'i'r '"burst toW^'lld b» 


t.le.co».oaic.,Di,to«,Ohl.. 


its machinery ? While he himself may be « 


Sheriff Bruce ofNiagara'co, and Whi.ne, in the 


'.True, "vrither'the Jesuio'wiTh 'the'r inqu" 






^■(^^^"beto^^ta'taiJr!^ 


nity, whilst in jail, and considered by them as 


S*dt "rwo'k'.r.tk".,,"; "n "™ 


proper ways of making peace by a manful, open 
assertion of moral principle, and a vindication 


again. The superintendent sa.d, " N c should 


Ezra A. Cook & Co., 


slate villain. We know many slave holders 


1ST O T I QEl 


they supported, was rightly termed the sum of 


Masonic martyrs. I thought if Masonry could 


in"itutL*nrar.\ f °,""o"cTand i ."cur,°e lh to' b aT 


t^2^S!ilXaJ^l£!S!^ 


example." 




88 La Salle Street Chicago 


that slavery was scriptural was no better nor 
no worse than the same pretence set np by Ma- 


United Slates of America, and to prostitute his 


rd P «,'e™doomi i .'s b .*.kd"° 8 " " """"ox "' 


hrifefth^rlluoDi* t^V^ fth"^"^ b^ 




^SpoHSS^I 


BOOK SELLERS, 


c ons that Masonry is scriptural, holy, rolig- 


In conversation with a Mason, a universalis! 


ABE MASONIC ADVERTISElllEsrrS 


military-Masonic evolutions for popular divcr- 


hack" 


be'palu'n" T H.'cre,kcl!'°J"ho y,l7no?tnV,. 


PUBLISHERS, 


r^L™ to "be ^poli^al, is one of the ev- 


m , °p'r"y.r,"h«°."d'. """there ".To," truth 'or 


KES.PlirTABI.Kt 


We do not know that we are right in our suspi- 


hJ^nVtahn"! I™.ll"«.',' Tid'he ".'per! 


n.me U otw M H'c?ock"i'co' J ' "'"'" "'" """ 


JOB PRINTERS, 


.Swwuttl^ 


^^^*^''^,ihU*tentt£ 


En„o, ftjjTOff 


cious— for who can tell what is right where 
Masonry prevails 1 When men depart from the 


intendent. 


W. 11. OBOCKER. 


LITHOGRAPHERS" 


tLeless does have a great deal to do with them. 


I nerd not quota iron M« show what ^asoor> 


?Hx°^Li ,o f.rl 


double meanings, who can ' tell what they 


"That boy wants to como into the school 


Chicago, J.lv, 17, 1«U. 


Manufacturing Stationers 


peoples' rjgbts and moral interest than the sly 


NOTICE. 
To Publishers of Anti-Secret 




ftifm nnd IJeauitism are both outdone by it. 


h,Xir d li'''eTll.d\o„o,ric''Thl'uEhtu 


"a JJ atonic paper for tht half million of brethren 


»l«. tn Trying ^rdis^oTcJ^'hewanhig Id 


rn?be e »u"'.Vrorhinf°°' 1 '"''"'"' W "' ""' 


BOOKS. 


Paper, Envelopes. 


ly the approach of air and light. When the 


SHSSrrSl 


Now since Masons corrnpi and- debase the 


Masonic light at Philadelphia. Whntorer it 


heads. They said they new him to well. Tho 


:°.?fl°QSralli^3.r?St{,^ 


BLANK BOOKS, STATIONERY 












^to'. "we adViseall person's h-ving s^oh books 




placed itself between the new light and dark- 


thenisro. I was, and°am satisfied that its tenden 


spccta'bility is there in giving currency to Ma- 


better be kept hid in tho dark and not bo per- 


The m"Z,?Z X r",anr.f ■ "aggS 


aad godiy sincerity, In opposition to the crafti- 


Sp«U a, Unpaid,, 


Inculcated by Romnnism, and strove to protec. 


and for benevolent bonufaotors of the hnmai 
race; to encourage trickery and unfair man 


load young men into brothels r The honor and 
purity of young men are affected ruinously in 

the Nation might advertise Madame Restelle's 


3Hrt^ 


[li s^^StHc^ia^li 


o™r'TCw"7a',;°.".K,Tn.™i't.-s™o 


Job Printing, Lithographing 


doien heads of John the Baptist, moro or less, 


agement to obtain place and power ; to promote 
crime, by inspir.ng the hopo that tho fraterni- 


beV Body* thin tne^^u^* l^d ftethe'r."' and 


you pleas. sir.I .,11, sir." 


Light on Masonry and 


™ Ifl LnVt. u h e7.rimp°." i°i. "°3'.' « 


ty will ward off tho penalty ; to habituate the 


military dress and trival evolutions can only 


know what it means to he a aarety, Tom 1* 
■■ Yes, sir, if you please; it mean, that when 


Oddfellowship, 


BLANK BOOKS. 








of the shaking Quakers are not less absurd and 






















leaving nothing but tho evidences of craft and 


St^^llhS^^nV^LX 


t ELiH?ir .a R dH^'E""l c £ 


subject only to a secret irresponsible head, and 


hig'h J o°y d ! "''' , °''" i '' ll, ' ! ' > '''' !P0 "" be ' i '" r ' b '' 




i WORK A 'SPECIALITY, 




trifled with by such paltry alliances with every 






"Yes, air, if he's bad again." 








thing that is opposite to him; who says, He 


The advertiscing of a quack remedy, or any 
other imposition, Is not really moro discrodit- 


village of a free people garrisoned by »uch 


"Then eome In, said the superintendent, 






aonry stepped in between it and the practices 


that loves father or mother more than me, is 


M^K^'^SSSSj^a^ 




JAMES S. HICKMAN. 


lend for Samples and Prices. 


downcast face, walked across ibe room. He was 


AN 




°f Jespntiem, and endeavored to defend des- 
potic arts against the open manly, generous In- 

fc«p alive the old Fendal praotlces of F.urope, 


and he that takes not up his cross and follows 
say to such as unite in an unholy league with 


cieties. Would' tbo Nation advertise tho 
Holy Coat Of Treves, as a bona fid, sacred rel- 


ON THE SQ0ARE. 


think God had put that thought intn tho big 


inquiry into Free-Masonry, 

By Elder J. G.Stearns. 

Seventh Udtioii, price 60 cents 


Blank Books, Bank Pass- 
Books Blank Drafts &o. 


the old imposition thattt Masonry, built Solo- 










Letters on Masonry, price in 




mon'B Temple, and other such notions, all of 


join in their midnight orgies. 


monoy per equavo, no matter what ia in that 


find one dollar, for which please send mo the 


work as the surety. 


paper covers, SO cents. 


— 


; »* "Ubont tbo habitual practice of that open, 
1 '"oK. manly and iu MR l.t forward course of 


ssssssl 


which arc based upon franknesa, honesty, sin- 


I have had time to consider on the subject of 
secret societies, nnd the position mumed by 


iiHHS^S 




festern Tract and Book Society 

DEPOSITORY. 


cerity, and fair open dealing between man and 




Tb <> reformation ood Jesuitism arose at the 
"■no time. Republicanism and Masonry in the 
"nited States woro called together, like man 


worse. We boo It corrupting men In high sta 


Hover of Christianity, to which the idolatroea 
oitlfai and mummery of Masonry arc utterly ab- 




nTestem Tract and Book 
Society, Cincinnati. 

This Society is furnishing for every dollar 


END TOR CATALOGUE OP BOOKS 
IMJ'EBS AND TRACTS. 




\^i^r£^\^^^£ m Sn^ 


y strengthened in my purpose by attending 


bo" ^ha't he , bro^w.lh P him rfl TdoVt know 


torlturo' "in tb'.Tr.ct °!™J°n'gJ"%w 


Campaign Documents. 


"'■publicanism lathe agenqy of a free people, 
kLf '6s. It kept slavery alive till war became 


humanity, and sacrafice a human being to ap 
pease, their Moloch— Masonry— tho dslormcd o 
worshipped monitors. IU baneful efforts upon 


should V tho Nation " abstain from aiding in the 
spread of Ku-Kluilam, or any other secret ao- 


Heved that Maaonry was closely allied to the 
anti-Christ of the last day. Its proa cnt posi- 


llrlr;!' 6 ''' 




ower willi God and willi Men 




tho members. Is In proportion to their attach 
ait-lit to their idol: some pay little regard to 


Sinners, are not only to come to God 


bo knownrconfirm n^luTTt " »"„" r"in 


^^^OT^*ir , *' , 't 


^^'Z^™'*^™"^ , 


„„,« ergr... ,.,.. \&",\S m "™<«™.. 


1 f >ar,ce from a moderate government to a des- 




the laud for evil, and we can aee it cropping 








Pot itbasgivenunitedlialyasolidiinj. Ithas 


swallowed up in it ; and lost tor good, and val 
ue to society, to virtue, and to God. 


VxT^^lolt'^wA^ZTlxi^l^n 


subverting justice and corrupting the tJhurch! 


Je're kneeling toge'thcr!" nSm? he.W-TOnVfl 




CHRISTIAN BAPTISM. 


political obaoa for Bfty yean ; and generally 


I would warn all, sipeolally tbo young to be 


them, 


These combination* will not yield without * 


voice Eaylng, " Lord, make [bis boy that has 


.nDlSttI 


bythaHmtaalhor, Prlae,U,sa, 



THE CHRISTIAN CYNOSURE: CHICAGO, AUGUST 10, 1869. 



'. Pv.-o-pt?, Temples, Eii, ::;;, ,Vi 




early purl of the »nr there were ins 

ftw, fttSwuWta! Tbot'ruth 

and suddenly became eympatbizers' 
and rebellion. It wu noticed that 



o frequent, enlistments rtn,, P ed, 
ie of the Irish mind before Mr. 









>i E ht«*r the Poi 



Biddy in the kitchen, Mike in the i 



the ovens helming f 






i guilty of the nation's life, 
a record Some rainly puis hersel 
iende of our free institution". i~)\< 



of supplenling Protested fre 
the country rally to the help o 



In.- bi'iU.I.', uij.! threw In. 



st do all the tabtlng. Tell mo all about dea 
goon porcclved by the appearance of thos 



. As I entered tho room with the dreaded r 

"What did he t«ll you 1 Doe a ho thii 

There "as a painful hesitation for a mom 

■*ld." 

"He told me you must die." 

" Not to exceed four days, and that you I 
drop away any hour." 

With great agitation, he exclaimed' " Fat 



"Well., now, father, make, it ao plain that I 
can 'get hold of it." 

At onco an incident which occured 
(he t i,-hoo!-Jnys of my son, come to my i 
had not thought of it before for several 



"Yes, perfectly ; and sinci 



Why, father, is this the tray to bee 



" Why, father, I can get hold of this. I i 



] dear son, atrugglli 

.hat charge he ma< 
Ifeb it u pl ain thU I 



Index to Volume No. 1. 



iw, A.u-i 



iop Longly's TMllmonj 






li' St. .Tubus Lodge Flonton, 
otchets Tiltons and rjTaii.hiinl, 



Democr 
Degree; 

P.en.i.tli,., I 

Dr. Kin 



Decoratio 
I'r Kl,,^ 



Episcopalian on Preacltin 
Do on the Square, 
Eloquence of John Tayloi 

Fro- M.i-uti* Compass, 



(Irei'ly -n Ter. 



3, 4, l 0l 82, OB, | 

, 27, $3, 71, V, I 



9h Republic, 

r.ilitv in Ww York Citv. 

ibollainEiilo, 

Is,' '".,„„'- uken down, 
I*P.. — th K .ledge, 

nqnirj attar Truth, r °'"'' 

[.■i'vmnI-'V.uI hiwrij, 

,-ti.,., „,, re Lallelh', 



'•■ ak^cm""TL 


Church; a.-., 14 


By President J. BLANCIIARP, Wheaton, 


*| Exposed by Thatcher 


81, f,2 


or Sl C no pernio. g 






This is a very concise little History, Pho«in B 






the MODERN and OBSCURE ORIQIN-PKSFU 


Morris speech, ^ ' 




TIC and DNCIIRIST1AN CHARACTER, RB- 






VOLTING AND BLASPHEMOUS OATHS 






OF FREE MASONRY, AS PROVED BY ITS 




M 


OWN ORATORS AUTHORS AND HISTOR1- 














Monarch for the' Uni'lcd State™ 


od Church. 83 


TIIACTNO 2 




cript, 0! 


" MASONIC MURDER." 




This is a small Tract of 2 pages by Rev. J. 








Rome in the Field, 


1 00 


^"ooo' at 2 ° ° ta ' P 0rHundredor * 2 ' 00 ner 








Notice of Arthurs and Ayedclott 


Book, 20, 34 





Notes on Dodges Defense, No. 


2 and 3, 73, 82 


TRACT NO 3, 


Old Battles, and Smoker, 
Odd Fellows' Monument, 


V'w 


MASONRY. 


onei.ii.l Free Mason, 


ipoie, 47, 70 


A View from Woman's Stand Point. 


en, 74 


n T IDALINA. 


Persecution for Anti-Masonry, 
Platform, our. 
Plain Bible Truth, 


1.38 


This la » four p» ao Tract @ »<.00 pet 1000, or 
SO SUG tn 100. Evo, r Miuon .hould t.aj 


Perjury mid tree Masonry, 


B, G, 7, flj 


»d"ta„to tSM'lt"'.' |K£ 



People afFraid to A 
-.lk-y inthePulpi 



•■si'.l'j I'lnhutiiror^ t Jt t-t of 
■UL- Soeir.y American, 



|;..i.], l t-, Oipliim mid Fir 



Iti-poiisilnliiv of the Press, 

..■in Odd l-.-llows' Celebration 
nunc, mum of Masonry, 

Ri« s c.l T.un. the Surety, 

Make it so Plain, io., 

St. John's Day, 

t and Scotch Churches, 

.ii '.-'ii- tl..' Sadducore, 



Cynosure Tracts. 

NOW PUBLISHED. " 

HISTORY OF MASONRY, 



Why am I opposed to 
M^SOISTRYP 

Iwo page Tract @ $2.00 per 1000, or 25 eta 
aor. 100, BY OUR CORRESPONDENT 
'ANTI-MASONIC 33D DEGREE." 



Extracts from Masonic 

O at ha and Penalties, as 

Sworn to by the 

Grand Lodge of 

Rhode Island. 

ThiB Tract is a reprint of a Traot published ; 
634, and is a very weighty documen 



i uuhii i^uiiiuj nuunio LUUDIj 

GIVING HIS AND HIS FATHER'S 

Opinion of Free Masonry, 
( 1831. ) 



CAMPAIGN DOCUMENTS, 

The Mystic Tie 
Free Masonry, 

A League with the Devil, 

PRESENTED FOR EXAMINATION, 

Being a defence read before a Committee 
ppoinu-d in the trial of I'KTKR COOK am 
•IT [A COOK at Elkhart, Ind.. with tho par 

MINUTES 

Aurora Christian Convention, 

OPPOSED TO SECRET SOCIETIES, 

Containing speeches of Re*. I. A, Hart, Pres 

innoy with resolutions, letters, etc. — a per 

anent work of much value and power. 

M I N'.TJ T E S 



UIT'>SKI> I'm SIaKKT ~n 'IK'IIKS. 



PITTSBURG, 



snf Rev. Dr-i.Tiiir.hil.l, el 






Opposed to Secret Societies Kir. 



Western Tract and Bool kid] 

DEPOSITORY. 


















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Opinion of Free Masonry, 
( 1832. ) 

' tbe-so letters in one four page T 









,,: ii..- Ti. 

et Tcn.pe 

Sutnn'e Policy, 

dyivii'k's l.i-iu 



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Light on Free Masonry, 



REVELATION I 



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lat God has Done, 



United Brethren, 



Who kn"-,.vs, 

right'B Argument, 
^MmlaWMjoltttodgcj, 

hat N.it',1,. Willie did. 

Yoked Unequally, ' 



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■; si'kaking (ire dk eternity. Prc?- 



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